Linda Nolan writes Sarah Harding an open letter as they both battle cancer

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Linda Nolan has written an open letter to Sarah Harding after she announced her devastating cancer diagnosis.

Sarah, 38, took to social media last week to reveal she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, with the disease now spreading to other parts of her body.

I'm In The Mood For Dancing hitmaker Linda, 61, is also battling the illness alongside her sister Anne, 69.

The Nolans' fresh cancer heartbreak came after their sister Bernie died from breast cancer in 2013.

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Linda has now written a touching letter to Girls Aloud singer Sarah, which was published in this week's new magazine.

She wrote: "Sarah, I was so shocked and devastated to hear about your breast cancer diagnosis.

"If I can say anything to you, the support you'll get from the public will be amazing — it was overwhelming for my sister Anne (who is also suffering from breast cancer) and me.


"People are genuinely lovely and want to wish you the best. Initially, I didn't want people to pity me, but it was weight off my shoulders when it came out and I hope you're feeling a sense of relief too."

She continued: "This is my third time of being diagnosed with cancer now and each time is just as scary.

"But once you get your head around it — and you've got a supportive family, which I know you have — before you know it you'll be at the end of your chemo treatments.

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"I started my chemo in June and thought 'I'm never going to get to September,' and now I've got two treatments left. And you get into a routine with it.

"Although you're feeling rubbish, remember it's treatment to make you better. As you've said, the doctors are amazing and give you so much support, but don't be frightened to ask questions."

Penning her emotional post last week, Celebrity Big Brother winner Sarah informed her fans: "Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body.

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"I'm currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and I am fighting as hard as I possibly can.

"I am doing my very best to keep positive and will keep you updated here with how I'm getting on.

In the meantime I hope you'll all understand and respect my request for privacy during this difficult time."

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