Anne Nolan talks tragic moment she learned she’d beat cancer but sister won’t

Anne Nolan has opened up about discovering she will beat cancer but her sister Linda Nolan won't.

The siblings, who are also the sisters of Loose Women star Coleen Nolan, were diagnosed with cancer just days apart earlier this year.

Anne, 69, has now reached the end of her treatment and last month was discharged from Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

However, heartbreakingly Linda, 61, hasn't been as fortunate and her condition is now terminal.

Doctors recently told her the cancer has spread and is now incurable.

Anne 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."

She added to the Daily Mail: "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’."

Ann was diagnosed with a grade three tumour found under her left breast.

The diagnosis is the second time she's had to battle cancer.

Anne first had the disease 20 years ago as she battled breast cancer.

Linda was diagnosed with secondary cancer found in her pelvis. Tragically it spread to her liver.

The tumour was discovered in 2017 – 11 years after she had first been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.

Linda's only hope now is that medication and treatments will be able to contain her cancer, however a cure will not be possible.

Anne said: “It’s desperately sad, but I can’t feel guilty because to feel guilt you have to have done something wrong, and although I’ve been told my prognosis is good, you can never tell with cancer."

In 2013 Linda and Anne's sister Bernie died aged just 54 from cancer.

Anne added: “My prognosis may be good, but Bernie was told hers was, too. None of us thought she would die.”

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