Anne Nolan: My prognosis is good after fantastic chemo results

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2 mins read
Anne and Linda Nolan talked to Lorraine about their cancer treatment. (ITV)
Anne and Linda Nolan talked to Lorraine about their cancer treatment. (ITV)

Anne Nolan has revealed her recovery from breast cancer is going well after doctors found ‘fantastic’ results of her chemotherapy treatment.

The 69-year-old Nolan Sisters star was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, on the same day that her sister Linda Nolan, 61, was told her cancer had returned. The sisters both underwent chemotherapy over the summer.

Anne told ITV’s Lorraine: “My prognosis is very good at the moment. I had an operation about two weeks ago, the results were fabulous.

“They found no cancer in any of the tissue that they took from the breast and from my lymph nodes, and that was absolutely amazing. And that was because of the chemotherapy. The results were fantastic.”

Watch: Coleen Nolan gets emotional as she gives an update on sisters Anne And Linda's cancer treatment

Linda, who was first diagnosed with cancer in 2006, said she and Anne were happy to talk about their experience because they wanted to help other people with cancer get diagnosed as early as possible.

She told Lorraine Kelly: “People say to us, ‘Why do you talk about it so much?’ [It’s] our way of giving back to people… maybe if we can say something on TV or in a magazine that makes them go, ‘Oh, that’s normal, it’s ok to feel like that.’”

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They lost sister Bernie to breast cancer at the age of 52 in 2010.

Linda said: “I once remember Bernie saying – we miss her every minute of every day – I do remember someone saying to Bernie, ‘Your poor family’. She said, ‘I’ve never said why me. Why not me?’”

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 on 2012. (Getty Images)

She added: “Bernie was a warrior. You’d say, ‘Do you want some water?’ and she’d say, ‘No, I want some vodka and ginger ale.’”

And the sisters insist that despite their cancer diagnoses and difficult treatment, they are enjoying all they can about life.

Read more: Coleen Nolan considering mastectomy after sisters diagnosed with cancer

Linda said: “Anne and I, even with our cancer, we’re having such a great time. We did the cruise [programme] which was brilliant. We’re just having a ball. We’ve got a box CD set coming out in December – women our age, we’re just thrilled about everything that’s happening at the moment.”

The Nolan Sisters, including Coleen, Maureen and Denise, found fame as part of a girl group the 1970s and 1980s with hits including I’m In The Mood For Dancing.

Watch: Linda Nolan admits fear after cancer returned