Linda Nolan reveals liver cancer has spread but remains optimistic about prognosis

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Linda Nolan has revealed that her liver cancer has spread.

The Irish singer, 61, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, cellulitis and lymphedema in her arm in 2007 and secondary cancer in the pelvis in 2017.

However, despite having completed her chemotherapy in September, Linda learned just two weeks ago that more tumors had been found on her liver.

Update: Linda Nolan revealed that her liver cancer spread after finishing chemotherapy in September (pictured from December 2020)

Linda explained how, during a recent hospital appointment, her doctor told her that something had manifested in her liver during a CT scan.

Reflecting on the news, she told the Mirror: “It’s scary, I’m not going to lie. I try to be optimistic and positive but I had a really bad day coming home [home].

“I told my sisters that I was fine but when I entered my house I cried. I needed to have this cry because I’m afraid of dying.

Linda added that she did not want to talk about her prognosis, saying her consultant was very “optimistic” and told her they weren’t talking about her final months.

Family: The Irish singer, 61, said she told her sisters she was 'fine' but then went inside and cried after hearing the news (pictured together in 2009, before Bernie's death)

Family: The Irish singer, 61, said she told her sisters she was ‘fine’ but then went inside and cried after hearing the news (pictured together in 2009 , before Bernie’s death)

The diagnosis means Linda needs to take more chemotherapy tablets and is currently taking 26 a day.

She is also determined to stay positive and makes the most of each day by going for walks with her dog and has even started to think about dating.

Linda revealed that she recently spoke to someone on a meetup app with them meeting at a park.

She said: “I could see him again but I wouldn’t want to get too involved with anyone right now because I don’t know how long I’m going to be here. I had the love of my life but it would be nice to have someone to hang out with.

Linda was married to her husband Brian Hudson for 25 years, and he died in 2007 of cancer.

Love: The star also revealed that she even started dating a bit as it would be nice to have someone to hang out with (pictured with husband Brian, who died in 2007)

Love: The star also revealed that she even started dating a bit as it would be nice to have someone to hang out with (pictured with husband Brian, who died in 2007)

The singer’s sister, Anne, also battled cancer at the same time, with the 69-year-old being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer days after Linda.

After the sisters received their heartbreaking diagnoses, their sister Maureen moved in with Anne, 69, and Linda moved in with her sister Denise.

Anne’s diagnosis came 20 years after she was first diagnosed with the disease in 2000.

However, Anne revealed earlier in December that her cancer “disappeared” after receiving chemotherapy.

The star was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside her younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment.

Close: Anne Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside her younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment

Close: Anne Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside her younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment

Speaking to BBC Morning Live, Anne admitted she was delighted to learn that her condition had improved significantly in the months following her diagnosis.

She said: “My cancer is pretty much gone. I’m still in treatment but he’s more or less gone, yeah. It’s incredible.

“I remember being in the hospital for my chemotherapy and there was a lady sitting across from me and she was at the end of her chemotherapy. She said to me, “I just want you to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel”, and at the time I thought I couldn’t really see that right now, but there is. a, and I am the proof is. It’s fantastic.’

Speaking at the same time, Linda added: “It’s amazing spending quality time with the girls, and like I said, without looking morbid – because I intend to ‘Being here for a long, long time – it brings back memories, you know, for the kids and stuff.

‘I’m fine. Anne has had her results, I am waiting for the scan results this week and hope they are good and they will tell me the next step is because my cancer is treatable.

All Together: The Nolan sisters - Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen - were part of Irish pop group The Nolans (pictured with their parents in 1982)

All Together: The Nolan sisters – Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen – were part of Irish pop group The Nolans (pictured with their parents in 1982)

She added, “It’s not curable so maybe I’ll take medicine for the rest of my life, but as long as it works it’s fine. It’s hard not to be positive with this bundle because they’re all full of it so it’s great, we had such a great time spending time together.

The Nolan sisters – Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen – were part of Irish pop group The Nolans.

Bernadette was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent chemotherapy and mastectomy and announced in February 2012 that she was cancer free.

However, months later, she broke the heartbreaking news that her cancer had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones. She died in July 2013, at the age of 52.

Wonderful news: Anne (right) recently revealed that her cancer was 'gone' after going through chemotherapy (Maureen is pictured left)

Wonderful news: Anne (right) recently revealed that her cancer was ‘gone’ after going through chemotherapy (Maureen is pictured left)

Tragic loss: Singer Bernie Nolan (left 2011) died in July 2013, aged 52, after cancer spread to the brain, lungs, liver and bones

Tragic loss: Singer Bernie Nolan (left 2011) died in July 2013, aged 52, after cancer spread to the brain, lungs, liver and bones

The sisters are now celebrating their new show At Home With The Nolans, with them recently revealing that they believe they have another sister who they are trying to find after their father has an “affair with someone”.

Talk to OK! Magazine ahead of the series, the group said they were trying to track down a potential seventh sister for Nolan.

Maureen, 66, said: “My mom told us my dad had an affair with someone and we think there’s a sister there. I have since been intrigued so I contacted a genealogist

“We don’t want to ruin anyone’s life, but I would love to find another sister. We’ve done a DNA test, so we’re just waiting. It would be interesting to know what she looks like or if she can sing.

Anne, 70, said: “It would be interesting to know if she had breast cancer because then we would know it was on our father’s side. ”

Another?  The Nolans have revealed they believe they have another sister they were trying to track down after their dad had an 'affair with someone' (above LR Maureen, Anne, Linda and Coleen Nolan)

Another? The Nolans have revealed they believe they have another sister they were trying to find after their father had an “affair with someone” (above LR Maureen, Anne, Linda and Coleen Nolan)

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