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How Olivia Newton-John battled breast cancer for 30 years

Olivia Newton-John died Monday at the age of 73after a 30-year battle with breast cancer.

The "Grease" actress and singer has publicly battled breast cancer since 1992, enduring a partial mastectomy, nine months of chemotherapy and breast reconstruction.

Newton-John, who has become an advocate for breast cancer detection, was diagnosed with breast cancer again in 2013, but she fought in secret, and in 2017, her breast cancer returned. just clarified.

Australian actress announced she had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had metastasized to the base of her spine. After being introduced to cannabis oil, she opened up about how she coped with therapy and managed her pain over the years, including speaking candidly about her use of cannabis oil.

Olivia Newton-John signs a pink fire engine during a breast cancer research event in Las Vegas in 2016.
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She was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and twice before in 1992 and 2013.
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The singer credits a positive attitude and cannabis to helping her battle cancer.
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" I truly believe cannabis has made a huge difference,”she told 60 Minutes Australia in 2019.

"People have visions of people from the '60s who just sit there and get stoned,"she told "Today" in 2017.. No. This plant is a healing plant.It helps me a lot and helps with pain and inflammation so I think I need to change my vision of what it is.

Newton John said she started using cannabis after she fractured her sacrum in September 2018. She was initially treated with morphine, but then weaned on cannabis and slowly ramped up until she was 100% opioid free.

"I quit painkillers and morphine completely. I blame it on cannabis, because it was able to relieve the pain," she said in the UK. based in You Magazine. March 2021.

She became an advocate for early detection of breast cancer.

Newton John used his illness to help others. In 2012, she opened her own public hospital — Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness& Research Center (Melbourne, Australia). — Items sold for $405,000, including the famous leather costume she wore in the movie.

Newton-John and her husband

77} founded the Newton-John Foundation in 2020 to fund research into how cannabis and other plants can help people.

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After her cancer returned for the third time, the actress told her doctors that she didn't want to know her life expectancy, she said.

"Having a cancer diagnosis or a horrible honest diagnosis suddenly gives you the possibility of a time limit," she explained to 60 Minutes Australia. "If someone tells you, 'You have six months to live,' it's very likely because you believe it. I don't care, because it's better not to know what to expect, or who is the last person to have what you've lived.

She and her husband founded the Newton-John Foundation to fund research into the ways cannabis and other botanicals can help people.
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"Grease" legend died on her ranch in Southern after a long battle with cancer , California on a Monday surrounded by family and friends.

Newton-John's death was announced on her official Facebook page in a statement Monday.

"Olivia was a symbol of victory and hope as she shared her battle with breast cancer for over 30 years." "Her healing inspiration and her pioneering experience with botanical medicine continues the Olivia Newton-John Foundation endowment dedicated to botanical medicine and cancer research."