Loose Women star Carol McGiffin admits 'veins are completely shot' after cancer ...

CAROL MCGIFFIN - a panellist on Loose Women - has opened up about her cancer battle as the presenter spoke candidly about the impact of the disease on her body.

PUBLISHED: 18:09, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:09, Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Loose Women favourite Carol McGiffin, 60, has discussed the "toxic side-effects" of chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. The former Celebrity Big Brother star opened up about her battle, after she also lost her sister Tracy to the disease three years ago.

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Her sibling died at the age of 53, while Carol got her five-year discharge at the end of last year.

In a new interview, the ITV star discussed the reason she is only able to have blood tests taken in her right arm following treatment.

Carol explained that chemotherapy isn't a "pleasant" experience and said it has since caused issues with her body.

"The sickness and the side effects of six rounds of chemotherapy aren't pleasant," she commented.

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Loose Women's Carol McGiffin says 'veins are shot' after cancer battleLoose Women's Carol McGiffin says 'veins are shot' after cancer battle (Image: WENN)

Carol McGiffin addressed the impact of cancer and chemotherapy on her armsCarol McGiffin addressed the impact of cancer and chemotherapy on her arms (Image: GETTY)

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"The chemo I had was so toxic, I had to have injections in my hands and now my veins are completely shot."

Carol revealed that the lymph nodes were removed from her left arm.

"I can only have blood tests done in my right arm now because the lymph nodes were removed from my left and the veins were so knackered from all the injecting," the Loose Women host continued to OK! magazine.

The TV star went on to talk about her fears of cancer returning and Carol admitted "you always do" worry.

Carol McGiffin also addressed her fears of the cancer returningCarol McGiffin also addressed her fears of the cancer returning (Image: ITV)

But the journalist and presenter added she isn't a "doom merchant".

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