“I am feeling good”: Olivia Newton-John provides a promising update on her cancer battle
“I am totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others!"
Olivia Newton-John has shared a positive update about her health, revealing that she’s “feeling good.”
The 68-year-old announced two months ago that she was battling breast cancer, which had spread to her back or ‘metastasized to the sacrum.’
However, she remains positive in the face of adversity.
"I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern for me over the last few months. Thank you," she wrote on her Facebook page. "I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family, friends and my loyal fans. I am totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others!"
Olivia, who is perhaps most well-known for her portrayal of ‘Sandy Olsson’ in Greece, was first diagnosed with breast cancer more than two decades ago. Since then, the mother-of-one has devoted much of her life and time to supporting breast cancer charities and to raising awareness for early detection. She has even set up an eponymous cancer and wellness centre in her hometown of Melbourne, which she spoke briefly about in her latest update. "I am extremely excited about the wonderful possibilities of our Research Institute. We have an ongoing program researching late relapse breast cancer, which is very promising and of course very close to my heart," she said. “The results of this research could have significant effects worldwide for women with breast cancer.” She added: "I know we will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime!"
The Aussie-native was first diagnosed with breast cancer some 25 years ago. Olivia’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, 31, previously revealed that her superstar mum will be using both natural remedies and modern medicine to combat the disease. "She will be using medicine that I often talk about," the singer and actress wrote on Instagram. "CBD oil! (Cannabis has scientifically proven properties to inhibit cancer cell growth) and other natural healing remedies plus modern medicine to beat this." Chloe, who recently moved to the US state of Oregon to start a business in marijuana farming with fiancé James Driskill, also vowed to join in the fight against the "insidious" disease.
Olivia is pictured with her daughter and only child, Chloe. "Cancer is the disease of our generation and it is part of my and my mother's quest to beat this insidious monster,” she wrote. “We both love you all, and anyone fighting this disease you can beat it. Look for natural remedies as well as what modern medicine can offer." "My mom is so powerful she will beat this in no time," she added. "All my love to you. And I wish you health wealth and happiness." We continue to wish Olivia and the rest of her family all the very best. Originally published here: http://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/celeb-news/olivia-newton-john-shares-an-update-on-cancer-battle-39740