Coleen Nolan has stated she is considering an elective double mastectomy operation, after the news that two of her sisters have been diagnosed with cancer.
The singers’ late night, Bernie Nolan, had breast cancer, and died in 2013 in the age of 52.
Speaking to The Mirror, the Loose Women presenter stated that the disease might be the consequence of a “rogue gene” by their father’s side of the family, sharing that she is contemplating operation to minimise her chances of developing the disease.
“Seeing that which Anne and Linda are going through has made me a lot about having a mastectomy,” she explained. “I’ve been lying in bed at night, looking down at my breasts and thinking, ‘Am I just walking about with 2 timebombs here? ’.
“If this ’s a chance, perhaps I need to eliminate them. ”
Coleen continued: “My children definitely think I should investigate operation. They’re completely terrified because they’ve seen cancer ravage our family. ”
Both Anne and Linda are undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy, with Anne finishing hers first on 11 September.
She has been told she will have a mastectomy or lumpectomy, probably followed by radiotherapy.
Linda faces living with cancer for the rest of her life, but she has been advised if she responds to therapy, she might have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years.
She said: “By this time I’ll be an older girl. I’ll be 75 in 15 years, and I’d ’t had a great life. So ’s why I’m , for the next time, going to give everything I’t got. ”
Following a breast cancer scare in 2009, while she had been still competing on Dancing On Ice, Coleen stated she sees a specialist every year to test for abnormalities.
Coleen, Anne, Linda and Bernie originally rose to fame as members of the family band The Nolans, which also originally featured their sisters Maureen and Denise.
The group are famous for their success I’m In The Mood For Dancing, originally released in 1979.