Thirty percent of early-stage breast cancer patients will eventually see their disease return as metastatic or stage IV cancer, meaning the disease has spread to other organs—and that stat stands in Hollywood, as well. The three women below are all living with metastatic breast cancer there is no cure for stage IV breast cancer while also living in the spotlight. Following her first breast cancer diagnosis in , Olivia Newton-John underwent a mastectomy, reconstruction, and nine months of chemotherapy. During her treatment she also found comfort in an overall wellness plan that included yoga and meditation. She would go on to lend her name and help raise funds to open the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne in , to give other people living with cancer access to similar treatments.
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One of the most frightening aspects of my breast cancer diagnosis in was that I never knew my symptoms might be breast cancer until the doctor told me I needed a biopsy for inflammatory breast cancer. I didn't know that breast cancer doesn't always start with a lump. About eight weeks earlier at the beginning of February, I jumped when the water hit my breast in the shower. It hurt-really hurt. I turned down the water pressure and forgot about it until the same thing happened the next morning.
These 3 Celebrities Are Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Breast cancer does not discriminate—just ask mother, actress and singer Olivia Newton-John. Here, she shares her story of facing fear and winning. Millions of women go through it and then lead productive, healthy lives. But at the time it felt overwhelming.
Arsenal midfielder has inspired others to overcome Covid fears and seek treatment by going public with her own diagnosis. The whole purpose. Just to make people feel comfortable that they could go to hospital or their GP and get something checked. It is just over two months since the Scotland international revealed she had breast cancer and four months since she received her diagnosis, on 8 October.