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Coleen Nolan sends supportive message to sisters Linda and Anne after double cancer diagnosis

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Coleen Nolan attends the Pride of Manchester Awards 2019 at Waterhouse Way on May 08, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)
Coleen Nolan attends the Pride of Manchester Awards 2019. (Carla Speight/Getty Images)

Coleen Nolan has tried to remain positive after her sisters Linda and Anne revealed they both have cancer, a supportive statement shared to her Twitter account has revealed.

Linda and Anne shared the news they were both receiving treatment for cancer on Sunday (2 August) and younger sister Coleen took to social media to show her support for the pair.

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A statement shared to the Loose Women star's Twitter account said: "They’ve beaten it before - they can beat it again... Please keep them in your thoughts and well wishes X”

Linda's cancer is in her liver after she previously overcome breast cancer in 2006. She has also previously had cellulitis and lymphoedema back in 2007, as well as secondary cancer in her pelvis in 2017.


Anne has stage three breast cancer, having beaten the same illness back in 2000.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Linda, Coleen, Bernie and Maureen of the The Nolans sighted at BBC Radio 2 on September 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/FilmMagic)
Linda, Coleen, Bernie and Maureen Nolan at BBC Radio 2 in 2012 in London, England. (SAV/FilmMagic)

They have both received chemotherapy treatment at Blackpool's Victoria Hospital.

Sister Bernie also had cancer, losing her battle in 2013.

The Nolan Sisters arrive at the Lyceum Ballroom in London when they were presented with a special award by Princess Anne at the Carl-Alan Awards ceremony. Left to right; Linda Nolan, Coleen Nolan, Bernie Nolan, Maureen Nolan and Anne Nolan.   (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
The Nolan sisters arrive at the Lyceum Ballroom Left to right; Linda, Coleen, Bernie, Maureen and Anne Nolan. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Despite the harrowing news, the sisters appear to be dealing with it with a dose of humour.

Linda told The Sun: “We laughed and we cried really. It’s hysterical. Forget the Chemical Brothers, we’ve become the Chemo Sisters.”

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But there is also a fear of the worst for Anne. She said: “I love my life so much. I love my daughters, my grandchildren, my friends, all my family. I want to live for as long as I possibly can.”

Linda added: “It’s just really hard and I’m scared of dying. I don’t want to die. I want to be around and see my great nieces and nephews grow up, and that’s why I’m putting everything I’ve got into trying to get well.”