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Beating Breast Cancer

1st September 2006

31082006_Kylie1.jpgTickets for Kylie Minogue’s long-delayed Showgirl tour have gone back on sale after the singer’s 15 month battle with breast cancer. The final leg of the tour - the Showgirl Homecoming tour - will take place in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane and Perth in December. The Showgirl tour received rave reviews during its initial run in Britain in 2005 and final rehearsals for the revamped show are currently taking place in London.

Minogue, 38, cancelled her tour after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005. Following her diagnosis, she underwent surgery in Malvern’s St Frances Xavier Cabrini Hospital to remove a breast lump. She is now in remission after undergoing chemotherapy. Throughout her treatment, well-wishers have donated money to the Kylie Minogue Breast Cancer Fund run by the Cancer Council in Australia (www.cancervic.org.au).

In July, Kylie gave her first interview - following her cancer diagnosis – to Sky television. In it, she speaks candidly about how she reacted on finding out she had breast cancer, how she came to terms with her condition and stayed positive while losing her hair to the chemotherapy treatment – and how, following her successful treatment, she has managed to get fit again to resume her career.

Video clips from the interview are available on the SkyONE website at www.skyone.co.uk/showbiz/kylie.

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Gwendoline Harlow

Thursday 7th September 2006 @ 15:28

why do all cancer articles seem to want to speak of people 'battling' cancer?
I hate this because I know so many people who have been very brave and positive but died nevertheless. Does this mean that they didn't 'battle' or what? I think it is insulting to their memory.

D Brown

Friday 8th September 2006 @ 8:10

Those that didn't make it no doubt fought for their life, but sadly lost 'the battle'.

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