Kylie Minogue, Cured Of Breast Cancer

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This is Kylie Minogue performing in London on 11 July 2010.

Doesn’t she look fab?

She’s a breast cancer survivor too, and she makes me want to keep keeping on. She was diagnosed in May 2005. She was then at the height of her popularity, and in the midst of her Showgirl Tour, when she found out. She took a hiatus from the limelight for a year and a half, bravely resuming the Showgirl Tour at the end of 2006.

Kylie had a partial mastectomy, followed by eight months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. It’s just been announced that she’s going to celebrate 5 years of being cancer-free next February with a big concert that involves celebs like Elton John and Robbie Williams. The concert will raise funds for cancer awareness.

She’s even dared to “bare some” in a Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign in March this year, wearing nought but a silk scarf.

I have to say that now, 3.5 weeks after my surgery, I don’t think I could do a Kylie and get back on my horse just yet. But just reading about her walking through this nightmare, going for her treatments, and yet, full of hope about her life and her career — that gives me hope.

Maybe one day I’ll have the guts to get before the camera again too.

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