Sarah Harding was planning huge Girls Aloud reunion tour before tragic cancer diagnosis

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Sarah Harding was planning a Girls Aloud reunion before her tragic cancer diagnosis.

Earlier this week Sarah revealed that she has breast cancer and the disease had spread to other parts of her body.

The devastating news is said to have been told to her while the singer, alongside co-stars Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Tweedy, had been in the final stages of negotiations for the Girls Aloud 20th anniversary reunion.

The group, who were catapulted to fame after being put together as a group on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, are said to have been in discussions since the beginning of 2019.

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Their reunion, which would have included live performances, re-releases and some new music, is thought to have been worth around £4million each.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Everyone was hugely excited to announce the comeback later this year.

“Poor Sarah was desperate to make this happen, so her diagnosis has been doubly devastating.

“At the moment, all anyone cares about is that she gets the treatment she needs — the music comes second.

“But for the first time in years, all five girls are back in regular contact — even if under the most heartbreaking of circumstances.”

Expanding more on Sarah’s diagnosis, Good Morning Britain star Dr Hilary said it is "uncommon" and "may have spread fast".

peaking to hosts of the ITV breakfast show, Sean Fletcher and Ranvir Singh, about the Girls Aloud singer's illness, he said: "The success rate and the outcomes for breast cancer have increased dramatically in the last 40 years.

"So that's really good news, we have got better treatment, we have got earlier diagnosis through screening, self-checking, so that's all good news."

He added: "It's shocking isn't it? At just 38. A lot of people are saying, 'But that's so young,' and it is, if you look at the stats about 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, it's the commonest cancer of all in women.

"But the majority of those will be over 50, 8,000 are under 50, and only about 2,000 under the age of 40, so it's relatively uncommon.

But all the more devastating for that, when it's diagnosed at such a tender age, and we wish her all the very best."

Hilary then said Sarah's cancer may have spread fast once Sean asked if it had gone undetected for a long time.

He replied: "It depends on the type of cell, some cells are much more aggressive, so you can have an almost undetectable breast lump which can spread to other parts of the body.

"In other instances the actual initial lump that is detected is quite large, and it hasn't spread, so a lot depends on the cell type, on whether the cells respond to hormones, and whether they have receptors for other types of proteins.

"It's very individual, there are no general rules you can apply to everybody. But early detection is still key, screening, self-checking, still very important.

"I am sure Sarah was doing all that and sometimes it still slips through the net and it's a tragedy when it does."

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