PUBLISHED: 08:43, Sat, Sep 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:43, Sat, Sep 12, 2020
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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Anne was told by doctors that a grade three tumour had been found under her left breast, which was a new cancer and could be cured.
Her diagnosis came 20 years after she battled breast cancer for the first time.
Linda was informed that a secondary cancer found in her pelvis was incurable after it spread to her liver.
The tumour was discovered in 2017, 11 years after she had first been