Coleen Nolan has shared her worries for sister Linda who is currently undergoing cancer treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Linda, 61, was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 before having a single mastectomy and being given the all-clear in 2011. However, in 2017 she learned the cancer had returned when a cyst was discovered on her hip after she suffered a fall.
While the cancer is incurable to help stop the disease spreading Linda attends hospital treatments, something which concerns Coleen given the outbreak.
Coleen, 55, said on This Morning on Wednesday: "My sister Linda who has cancer has to go to the hospital quite a lot for injections to strengthen her bones and also to keep the cancer at bay and it is worrying.
"I know that one of her injections was delayed for a couple of weeks, which meant she was in quite a lot of pain with her bones."
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She went on: "But as a family you're worried on all counts: you don't want her to miss what she should be having, [but] on the other hand, is it putting her more at risk to go into a hospital situation where no matter how much protection she takes, she's going to bump into other people?"
It comes as Coleen and Linda's sister Bernie died of breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 52.
GPs have urged people to seek help if they have concerns about their health and not to delay speaking to doctors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes as a study undertaken prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 has shown the impact of early referrals, meaning patients were surviving for longer than ever.