Anne Nolan has revealed she’s cancer-free after a battle with the illness, and she’s ‘elated’ at the news.
The star, who forms one of The Nolan Sisters, has been open about her struggles over the past year.
Sharing the good news, the 70-year-old said: ‘My cancer has disappeared basically. I’m still having treatment to go forward but it’s more or less gone, yeah. It’s amazing.’
She added to BBC’s Morning Live: ‘I remember being in hospital having my chemo and there was a lady sitting opposite me and she was at the end of her chemotherapy.
‘She said to me, “I just want you to know there is light at the end of the tunnel”, and at the time I thought I can’t really see that at the moment, but there is, and I’m proof there is. It’s fantastic.’
Meanwhile, their new series At Home With The Nolans shows the happy moment Anne and her sisters – Coleen, Linda, Maureen and Denise – found out.
In a first look clip, Anne’s sisters are seen asking her how her hospital appointment went, with the star giving them a thumbs up.
Enjoying a glass of bubbly at the Blackpool Tower, she said: ‘I feel absolutely elated. I feel like it’s kind of surreal, it’s not sunk in yet.
‘It’s a bit weird, yeah. Top of the tower, top of the world!’
‘Thank the lord,’ Loose Women panellist Coleen said afterwards. ‘Champagne, downed. I’m lying, I didn’t down it. But Linda did.’
Anne also took the time to candidly reflect on her diagnosis, which happened shortly after she and her sisters returned from a cruise, saying: ‘We got back from the cruise and we were all sort of on cloud nine really, because we had all had such an amazing time.
‘Life sort of went on as normal, and then I found a lump. The doctor came in, examined me, and he confirmed that it was cancer.’
She added that her sisters have rallied around her, recalling: ‘I was crying all the time, I was scared about dying, and Maureen immediately said “I’m going to move in with you.” You’ve been so supportive. Cooking, shopping, cleaning, making me take my medicines.’
Linda and Anne revealed that they were both battling cancer earlier this year.
Both sisters received news of their diagnosis within days of each other, shortly after returning from filming their TV series The Nolans Go Cruising.
Recalling the moment they shared the heartbreaking news with the rest of their family, Linda told The Sun: ‘We laughed and we cried really. It’s hysterical.’
Linda has incurable cancer in her liver – she previously battled breast cancer in 2006 cellulitis and lymphoedema in her arm back in 2017, and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017.
The heartbreaking news came seven years after the death of their sister Bernie, who died in 2013 following a battle with cancer.
At Home With The Nolans premieres tonight at 10pm on Quest Red and available to stream on discovery+.
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Credit: Original article published here.