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Olivia Newton-John Reveals That Her Breast Cancer Has Returned

Olivia Newton-John Reveals That Her Breast Cancer Has Returned

Olivia Newton-John has announced her breast cancer diagnosis in a Facebook post.

The 68-year-old singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, undergoing a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reduction. She has been a health advocate and champion for cancer survivors ever since.

The English-Australian singer, songwriter and actress had postponed her US tour in May due to what she believed was back pain but it is now understood to be a cancer relapse.

The Grease actress will undergo various natural wellness therapies to treat the cancer, which is now metastasized, according to her post. Metastatic cancer means that the illness has spread to another part of the body. Olivia’s cancer has spread to the sacrum, a bone in the lower back, which is possibly why she originally mistook the pain for sciatica.

Olivia will also complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows.

Olivia outside the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne in 2013

“I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” says Olivia Newton-John in her post.

We wish her all the very best with her treatment and recovery.

 

Source: Olivia Newton-John

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