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Gloria Hunniford “dumbstruck” by Sarah Harding’s cancer diagnosis, after losing daughter Caron

Loose Women presenter was taken back to 1997

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Gloria Hunniford was “dumbstruck” by Sarah Harding’s cancer diagnosis, after she lost her daughter Caron to breast cancer.

The Loose Women host, 80, admitted hearing that the 38-year-old Girls Aloud singer is suffering with breast cancer brought her right back to 1997 when her beloved daughter Caron, 34, received her own cancer diagnosis.

Caron Keating
Gloria Hunniford explained daughter Caron Keating was diagnosed with cancer at 34 (Credit: Shutterstock)

Gloria Hunniford on daughter Caron’s cancer

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I was dumbstruck. Caron was 34. And like Sarah, she was young, fit and fastidious about her diet.

“At the time, I knew of no other young girls with breast cancer. I was devastated when my gorgeous mum had to have a mastectomy in her 70s. But you half expect health problems in your parents. Not in your young daughter.”

Sarah recently revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. She has now learned it’s already advanced to other parts of her body.

Sarah Harding
Sarah revealed her cancer diagnosis earlier this week (Credit: Splash)

Sarah Harding’s cancer announcement

She wrote on Twitter: “Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times.

“I’ve not posted on here for so long, thank you to everyone who has reached out to check in on me. It really does mean a lot.

“I feel now is the right time to share what’s been going on.

There’s no easy way to say this and actually it doesn’t even feel real writing this, but here goes.

“Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body.

“I’m currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions. I am fighting as hard as I possibly can. I understand this might be shocking to read on social media.That really isn’t my intention.

“But last week it was mentioned online that I had been seen in hospital. So I feel now is the time to let people know what’s going on and this is the best way I can think of to do so. (sic)”

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