Anne Nolan, 69, has reached the end of her cancer treatment after she and her sister Linda Nolan, 61, were both diagnosed with the disease within days of each other back in April. However, after sharing the heartbreaking news of their diagnoses with fans earlier this year, the Nolan Sisters singers discovered that Linda’s cancer diagnosis is terminal after doctors informed her that it has spread and become incurable.
Anne opened up about the devastating news after being able to ring the bell to mark the end of her chemotherapy at Blackpool Victoria Hospital last month.
She explained that the moment was bittersweet, as she and Linda were unable to celebrate together.
She said: “Chemo was absolutely horrendous for me and I was so happy it finally was over, but at the same time I felt a terrible melancholy that Linda wasn’t ringing the bell with me.
“I started my chemo a week before Linda, so she still has one more round to go, but she said to me: ‘Anne, I will ring the bell, but we all know my cancer is never going away’.”
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“Linda knows she can’t be cured, but her attitude is absolutely amazing.
“She doesn’t know if she has five years or 15, but she’s so positive and that’s why she’s going through chemo, to try and contain the cancer.”
Linda recently opened up about the side effects she has suffered due to chemotherapy during an appearance on BBC Breakfast.
She explained: “I’ve got certain side effects from the chemo. I’ve got pins and needles in my fingers and my toes.