Sarah Harding has moved in with her mum to give herself the best chance of beating cancer, according to reports.

The 38 year old took to social media in August to reveal the devastating news that she is battling advanced breast cancer.

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah is now said to have moved back home to Manchester with her mum, Marie Hardman, so she can care for her as she undergoes “intensive” treatment.

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A source said: “Sarah has been supported by her friends and family throughout everything but her mum Marie has been her absolute rock.

“After learning she had cancer Sarah moved back to Marie’s home in Manchester so she could start treatment with her mum caring for her.

“Sarah is undergoing intensive treatment and is holding up well. Being with her mum is the best place for her,” the insider continued to tell The Sun Online.

The news comes after her former bandmate Kimberley Walsh revealed how she “mothered” Sarah during the Sound Of The Underground hitmakers’ hey day.

Kimberley was quizzed about Sarah’s 2011 stint in rehab by Frankie Bridge on her podcast, Open Mind.

Sarah entered a Cape Town rehab facility almost a decade ago following her split from then-fiancé Tom Crane and was treated for depression and alcohol addiction.

The West End star said: “She was always louder but that for me never really tells the truth about what someone’s personality is, so I always saw that kind of bravado a bit with Sarah.

“She does have a really soft side where, like I said, again, you just kind of want to mother her, even though you know probably some of the decisions that she makes are not the best for her. You can just see that that’s her journey she has to go on.”

Discussing the struggles Sarah kept away from Kimberley and their bandmates Cheryl, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts, she continued: “It was tough and I think she kept a lot of it to herself, which, you know, is fine, she was obviously trying to protect herself and protect the group and protect everyone around her.

“But it’s tough when you hear how much somebody has been struggling and you don’t necessarily know the extent of it because you’re so wrapped up in this world that you’re all in and you’ve got enough going on individually. Each person’s sort of dealing with their own stuff.”

“So it was kind of tough to see that that’s where it ended up for her, but yeah, she went into rehab, she got herself back and we did the last tour together and that was lovely.”