PUBLISHED: 18:35, Mon, Sep 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:38, Mon, Sep 28, 2020
Coleen Nolan, 55, has revealed she is considering having an elective double mastectomy due to her sisters’ devastating cancer diagnoses. It comes after the family received news that her sister Anne’s breast cancer had returned 20 years after she first overcame the disease.
A few days later, the star also discovered that her sibling Linda’s breast cancer, which had metastasised to her hip and pelvis in 2017, had spread to her liver.
Coleen also lost her sister Bernie, who was the lead singer of their group The Nolans, to the disease in 2013.
The Loose Women panellist admitted that her breasts are like “two time bombs sitting there” as she addressed the likelihood of getting breast cancer like her sisters.
Explaining her thought process behind the “difficult” decision to have elective surgery, she said: “When I first heard about Linda and Anne back in April, my knee-jerk reaction was, get these breasts off me!
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Coleen Nolan opens up on ‘difficult’ double mastectomy decision (Image: ITV•INSTAGRAM•ANNENOLAN)
Coleen Nolan is considering having an elective double mastectomy (Image: GETTY)
“It’s like having two timebombs sitting there. Since then I’ve calmed down, but I still lie awake at night worrying.
“I’m in limbo and really struggling to decide. It’s horrendous enough when you’ve got no choice in the matter, but when it’s a voluntary decision to lose your breasts it’s so difficult.”
The presenter went on to say that the chances of her developing breast cancer are “high”, explaining that it doesn’t “look good” for her.
However, Coleen revealed to this week’s OK! Magazine that she has some concerns about the operation.