Dame Deborah James has said in her book, How To Live When You Could Be Dead, that she suffered from "severe allergic reactions" to chemotherapy that led to anxiety attacks.
In an extract written in her own words, the late star said: "On one occasion, I had a particularly serious anxiety attack when I was undergoing chemo.
Medically I was fine, but I was utterly sure I would die. I was convinced that was it – D-Day had arrived and I was about to shuffle off. "Fortunately, I managed to persevere and complete the dose.Read more on ok.co.uk