Former Nolans singer Linda admits ‘I don’t know how long I’ve got’ as she shares an update on her incurable diagnosis
Brave sisters Linda and Anne Nolan have shared an update on their cancer journey with Good Morning Britain presenters Kate Garraway and Richard Bacon and said it has brought them closer.
The siblings, who grew up in Blackpool, underwent chemotherapy at the town’s Victoria Hospital after being diagnosed within days of each other. Linda, 63, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and in 2017 was told she had a form of incurable secondary breast cancer on her pelvis.
Mum-of-two Anne was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after beating the disease 20 years ago. The 71-year-old is now cancer free.
The pair, who were part of the famous Irish girl singing group The Nolans, appeared on today’s GMB. Linda opened up about her ongoing cancer treatment and said weekly chemo sessions leaves her with neuropathic pain in her feet and fingers.
Mum-of-two Kate asked Linda and Anne: “Has it made you stronger together do you think?”
Anne replied: “It’s made us stronger while we were having our chemotherapy. We’ve always been close, our whole family, but I think because we went through the chemo together and during the pandemic as well when nobody could have anybody with them it brought us much closer.”
Kate then asked “Where are you now on the journey?” before Linda replied : “Well my cancer isn’t curable, it’s treatable. So I’m having palliative treatment. It’s chemo once a week.”