Olivia Newton-John, 69, Spinal Cancer

Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for the third time

| CNN – Olivia Newton-John has revealed she is again battling cancer, her third diagnosis in three decades.

Speaking to CNN-affiliate Seven’s “Sunday Night,” the singer-songwriter said she was treating the cancer with “modern” medicines and natural remedies after being told in 2017 she had cancer at the base of her spine.

Newton-John, who will turn 70 in a few weeks, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 which she overcame, in the process becoming a fierce advocate for breast cancer screening.

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Newton-John was diagnosed for a second time in 2013, a new breast cancer which had spread to her shoulder.

Following her third diagnosis, the singer told Seven she was taking cannabis oil for the pain, a treatment she hoped would one day be available in her home country of Australia.

“I’m very lucky I live in a (US) state where it’s legal … my dream is that in Australia soon it will be available to all the cancer patients and people going through cancer or any kind of disease that causes pain,” she said. Read more at CNN. 

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