Coleen Nolan's sister Linda reveals she has turned to therapy amid cancer battle

Coleen Nolan's sister Linda was diagnosed with incurable liver cancer earlier this year

Coleen Nolan and Linda Nolan
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Coleen Nolan's sister Linda has revealed that she is undergoing regular counselling sessions after battling with her mental health following her cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

The 61-year-old, who was diagnosed with incurable liver cancer, has been very open about her mental health struggles in the past, has turned to professionals for extra support during her terrifying ordeal.

"I have mental health problems that I've spoken about many times, depression for a long time. I'm on anti-depressants," she told LancsLive.

"I have counselling at the moment. I have it once every two weeks at the moment. It really helps, and again it lets you know that there's stuff out there for you. Phone your GP, we have a great GP."

She added: "Mental health wise, I'm still taking my tablets and like I say, if you phone your GP they can put you in touch with other people even just a phone call sometimes to someone breaks your day up and lets them know that they're not on their own."

Coleen’s other sister Anne revealed earlier this year that her breast cancer had returned 20 years after she first beat it, while Linda revealed that her breast cancer, which had spread to her hip and pelvis in 2017, has now spread to her liver.

Following their diagnosis, Coleen admitted she is now considering a mastectomy.

"Three of my sisters have had cancer now, and sadly one passed away," Coleen previously said to OK!, speaking about her sister Bernie, lead singer of the family’s music group The Nolans, who died from cancer back in 2013.

"When I first heard about Linda and Anne back in April, my knee-jerk reaction was, get these breasts off me!" she admitted. "It’s like having two timebombs sitting there.

"Since then I’ve calmed down, but I still lie awake at night worrying. I’m in limbo and really struggling to decide. It’s horrendous enough when you’ve got no choice in the matter, but when it’s a voluntary decision to lose your breasts it’s so difficult."

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