Kylie Minogue breaks down in interview about breast cancer

Kylie Minogue in tears

In what is being touted her most raw and candid interview ever, Kylie Minogue opened up about her harrowing battle with breast cancer with her close friend Molly Meldrum on an Australian television program, to share her story of recovery with other women suffering with the illness.

The emotional interview, during which the diminutive singer broke down before leaving the room to recover, took place on the eve of her spectacular Aphrodite World Tour, the night which also marked her hugely significant five year, all clear mark.

Meldrum complimented Kylie on her “brave” battle with the disease, but she corrected him: ‘You might have seen the bravery. I don’t think the public saw… well, I stayed indoors.

My family got me through really rotten, dark moments.”

Kylie Minogue in not so dark times

Kylie Minogue in not so dark times

When Meldrum referred to the moment Kylie met up with a sick child and its parents in a children’s hospital, Kylie struggled to compose herself, as tears welled up in her eyes:

I was talking to some parents across the other side of a bed and their child was there.

I was saying the things that I would normally say in that situation, just making conversation with the child, with the parents, giving them some support as well.

And then, they really caught me off guard, they just eyeballed me and said, “How are you, and we hope you get through it” and it’s like…”

The reason that that gets me is, and the greatest part of my job and what I do is the humanity of it, and there’s certain moments where that really cuts through.”

In an interview with the Herald Sun, a week earlier, Kylie said: “The five-year mark is the end of this month and I feel like I’m back

I’ll have a few mixed emotions on the day. I wanted to do a concert but now I’m on tour myself. I don’t know what to do. Obviously, it’s going to be exciting but it’s also going to be surreal and momentous and a bit scary.

You stop taking medication you’ve been dependent on; that’s your safety net. We’ll see … ”

One thing the feisty star does know with certainty is that she would like to have children one day, although she knows that her chances of conceiving are very slim due to the aggressive treatment she had to undergo to treat her breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most prominent form of cancer for woman in the US and the UK, with two out of three woman surviving the disease beyond 20 years.

When asked by Spain’s Grazia magazine whether she would ever consider surrogacy or adoption, the 43-year-old pop star said: “I do think about them and I would absolutely look into those options because children and family are very important to me. It’s something in my mind.”

At the time she was hugely enamoured with Andres Velencoso, and asked whether there’d be wedding bells the star said: “I have a very special man. I might get married, you never know…”

Kylie kicked off her Aphrodite Les Folies world tour in Denmark and performed a total of 36 concerts in Europe before moving onto Asia and North America.

Kylie Minogue opens up about breast cancer

Kylie Minogue

In her most candid interview ever, pint-sized, lovely pop star Kylie Minogue has opened up about her horrifying battle with breast cancer during an interview with Molly Meldrum on the Australian television program Sunday Night.

In the moving interview that took place the evening before the opening night of her new Aphrodite World Tour, the wee songstress broke down at one point and had to leave the room whilst she regained composure.

Close friend Meldrum complimented Minogue on her “brave” battle with the disease, but she corrected him: ‘You might have seen the bravery. I don’t think the public saw… well, I stayed indoors,” she said. And continued “My family got me through really rotten, dark moments.”

When Meldrum brought up the time Kylie met up with a sick child and its parents in a children’s hospital, Kylie struggled to compose herself, as tears welled up in her eyes:“I was talking to some parents across the other side of a bed and their child was there.

“I was saying the things that I would normally say in that situation, just making conversation with the child, with the parents, giving them some support as well.

“And then, they really caught me off guard, they just eyeballed me and said, “How are you, and we hope you get through it” and it’s like…”

“The reason that that gets me is, and the greatest part of my job and what I do is the humanity of it, and there’s certain moments where that really cuts through.”

One thing the feisty starlet does know with certainty is that she would like to have children one day, although she knows that her chances of conceiving are very slim due to the aggressive treatment she had to undergo to treat her breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the leading cancer for woman in the US and the UK, with two out of three woman surviving the disease beyond 20 years.
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Breast Cancer: new study recommends less mammograms

Tits out for the (medical) lads. Or maybe not.

It’s all about boobs today as according to a new study, some women should have mammograms to detect for breast cancer more frequently than others, depending on their individual profiles and genetic chances of cancer. Just as women have varying breast sizes, they also have different propensities for developing cancer and therefore each woman’s strategy should be looked at individually.

At the moment, mammograms are given based on a woman’s age rather than her potential for the ‘c’ word. In recent years, this age-based approach has been subject to controversy as health experts contended the age=mammogram approach, recommending that some women require more frequent tests than others. Meaning that some women are having more than they should and some less, under the current standard.

Healthy breasts

More complex approach to breast cancer screening could keep these and more like them happy and healthy.

The approach these health experts recommend is more complex and personalised, and involves looking at the individual risk factors of each woman independently such as breast density and her family history of cancers, along with age and lifestyle considerations.

Current protocol recommended by the medical experts and the American Cancer Society involves women having a breast screening every two years from the age of 40 onwards, regardless of whether there is a higher risk due to the patient’s family history. The Preventive Services Taskforce has previously suggested that women aged 40-49 should be screened depending on their families’ health history, and whether they are deemed personally at risk and that only women over 50 should have mammograms every two years regardless. The taskforce went on to say that the ‘over-screening’ of women deemed ‘unlikely’ to have cancer had not only a financial implication but also exposed these women to unnecessary radiation along with anxiety related to the test and its possible outcome.

Kylie Minogue battled breast cancer and won

Kylie Minogue used to be famous for her bottom, until 2005 when her boobs got jealous and went all cancer on her.

Research has shown that the denser the breast tissue, the less fat and the higher the risk of cancer. The study itself involved a computer model that was able to compare the health benefits and costs of women who had mammograms every year, against those that undertook them every two, three, four years or had never undertaken one. The computer model was also able to look at the risk factors of the individual and assumed six different outcomes such as healthy, cancer potential and, the least popular, death.

The study looked at how many additional mammograms would be necessary over a decade to prevent a single death from breast cancer in those undertaking the screening every year or less .

Doctors may choose to move to a more personal approach or they may wait for guidelines from medical organizations to be published. The new recommendation would necessitate more in depth consideration of each patient and would require more administration than the current method.

Risk factors include: genetics, diet, alcohol consumption, weight, smoking and oestrogen.

Keep breast cancer at bay with plenty of raw fruit and vegetables

Go on! Your breasts will thank you for it.

Keep your bouncers healthy with a diet low in animal protein and animal fats and high in fruits and vegetables. Is that Big Mac and milkshake really worth losing a tit for?

Celebrities who have been diagnosed with el cancer del boob include pop princess Kylie Minogue, Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow and Charlie’s Angel Jaclyn Smith.

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Kylie Minogue breaks down in emotional interview about breast cancer

In what is being touted her most raw and candid interview to date, Kylie Minogue opened up about her harrowing battle with breast cancer with her close friend Molly Meldrum on the Australian television program Sunday Night.

The  emotional interview, which sees the singer break down at one point and leave the room to recover, took place one night before the opening night of her spectacular Aphrodite World Tour,  the night which also marked her hugely significant five year, all clear mark.

Meldrum complimented Kylie on her “brave” battle with the disease, but she corrected him: ‘You might have seen the bravery. I don’t think the public saw… well, I stayed indoors.

“My family got me through really rotten, dark moments.”

When Meldrum brought up the time Kylie met up with a sick child and its parents in a children’s hospital, Kylie struggled to compose herself, as tears welled up in her eyes:

“I was talking to some parents across the other side of a bed and their child was there.

“I was saying the things that I would normally say in that situation, just making conversation with the child, with the parents, giving them some support as well.

“And then, they really caught me off guard, they just eyeballed me and said, “How are you, and we hope you get through it” and it’s like…”

“The reason that that gets me is, and the greatest part of my job and what I do is the humanity of it, and there’s certain moments where that really cuts through.”
In an interview with the Herald Sun, a week earlier, Kylie said:“The five-year mark is the end of this month and I feel like I’m back

“I’ll have a few mixed emotions on the day. I wanted to do a concert but now I’m on tour myself. I don’t know what to do. Obviously, it’s going to be exciting but it’s also going to be surreal and momentous and a bit scary.

“You stop taking medication you’ve been dependent on; that’s your safety net. We’ll see … ”

One thing the feisty star does know with certainty is that she would like to have children one day, although she knows that her chances of conceiving are very slim due to the aggressive treatment she had to undergo to treat her breast cancer.

[adsense] Breast cancer is the leading cancer for woman in the US and the UK, with two out of three woman surviving the disease beyond 20 years.

When asked by Spain’s Grazia magazine whether she would ever consider surrogacy or adoption, the 42-year-old pop star said: “I do think about them and I would absolutely look into those options because children and family are very important to me. It’s something in my mind.”

And as to whether she plans walk down the aisle with her Spanish model boyfriend of three years, Andres Velencoso, the star said: “I have a very special man. I might get married, you never know…”Kylie kicked off her Aphrodite Les Folies world tour in Denmark last week and she will perform a total of 36 concerts in Europe before moving onto Asia and North America.

Read here about how Kylie slipped into depression after her cancer diagnosis and about her comeback.

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World tour: Kylie Minogue just days away from all-clear on cancer

In just a few days Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, currently on an extravagant and ambitious Greek mythology-themed world tour, will be celebrating the crucial all-clear after being cancer-free for five years.

“The five-year mark is the end of this month and I feel like I’m back with all guns blazing,” Minogue told the Herald Sun in Helsinki yesterday.

“I’ll have a few mixed emotions on the day. I wanted to do a concert but now I’m on tour myself. I don’t know what to do. Obviously, it’s going to be exciting but it’s also going to be surreal and momentous and a bit scary.

“You stop taking medication you’ve been dependent on; that’s your safety net. We’ll see … ”

One thing the feisty star does know with certainty is that she would like to have children one day, although she knows that her chances of conceiving are very slim due to the aggressive treatment she had to undergo to treat her breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the leading cancer for woman in the US and the UK, with two out of three woman surviving the disease beyond 20 years.

When asked by Spain’s Grazia magazine whether she would ever consider surrogacy or adoption, the 42-year-old pop star said: “I do think about them and I would absolutely look into those options because children and family are very important to me. It’s something in my mind.”

[adsense] And as to whether she plans walk down the aisle with her Spanish model boyfriend of three years, Andres Velencoso, the star said: “I have a very special man. I might get married, you never know…”

Kylie kicked off her Aphrodite Les Folies world tour in Denmark earlir this week and she will perform a total of 36 concerts in Europe before moving onto Asia and North America.

Read here about how Kylie slipped into depression after her cancer diagnosis and about her comeback.

Countless numbers of children are diagnosed with cancer every day, just like the child whose parents Kylie spoke to in this story. Parents often feel helpless when they have a child going through a serious illness like cancer, but they need to know that there are support systems available to them. The Jennifer Tresh foundation, created in honor of her daughter, reaches out to parents facing this type of situation to provide them with the help and support they need in order to be there for their child.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme suffers heart attack

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme is reported to have suffered a heart attack on set while filming his latest movie, ‘Weapon’, according to TwitchFilm.net. Initial reports state that the heart attack was only minor and comes just one day after the 1980s action star celebrated his 50th birthday.

Various news agencies contacted Van Damme’s people for an update and a spokesperson promptly replied, “He is okay.”

‘Weapon’ was being shot (no pun intended) in Romania until last week after which the production was scheduled to move to New Orleans for a further three days of filming. Shortly after arriving filming had to be shelved due to complications, and it now appears that Jean-Claude Van Damme’s heart attack was at the centre of it.

Belgian born Van Damme has appeared in countless action films since the 1980’s including Universal Soldier, Kickboxer, Hard Target and Timecop.  During the 90’s he starred alongside Kylie Minogue in the first Street Fighter which was poorly received by film viewers, and subsequent films continued to flop at the box office.

Better known as “the muscles from Brussels” he was offered the lead role in Sly Stallone’s Expendables but turned the offer down on the grounds that he “doesn’t want his career going down that route.”

He has recently reprised the role of Luc Devereaux in the 2010 release of Universal Soldier: Regeneration.

Read about other celebs with heart conditions such as Barbara Walters, Robin Williams,  and Miley Cyrus.

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Kylie Minogue’s cancer diagnosis sees her slip into depression

Princess of Pop Kylie Minogue is among famous suffers of depression. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Kylie experienced an all time low and slipped into depression. She could not digest the feeling that she was to undergo chemotherapy and found this diagnosis crippling, saying: “I’ll never be normal again”.

During her tour, she realized that depression was taking over. News.com.au quotes the star as saying: “The depression suddenly came over but I had the goal of continuing the tour and thinking back it was a blessing in disguise”.

One positive factor that makes Kylie Minogue different is the determination she had to fight her depression. “I had to prove I had what it takes to continue what I had done in the past,” she said. With the passage of time, Kylie regained her lost hope and confidence and underwent chemotherapy with the positive frame of mind.

Recalling those days, Kylie said: “I learned that you never go back to a normal state, instead you have to create a new normal state.”

Kylie took a break from work after her diagnosis of breast cancer and beat cancer thanks to a successful surgery and chemotherapy. After getting the thumbs up from her doctors, Kylie decided to back on tour to finish her ‘Showgirl’ tour she was forced to abruptly cancel due to the diagnosis.

Kylie came with a bang and continued her career but still now she talks about her low phase and says, “You get such a kick and then it’s all over. That’s good ground for uncertainty and depression. I usually burst into tears.”

Coping with depression is one thing but being other’s inspiration is what only Kylie can do. Kylie also helped her younger sister Danni Minogue while she was battling depression.

Other clinically depressed celebrities include Jim CarreyJ.K. RowlingHalle BerryHugh Laurie and Owen Wilson.

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Kylie Minogue: comeback after breast cancer

In 2005 Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the age of 37, she was at the peak of her career, and the diagnosis came as a shock not only to her, but to millions of fans across the globe. Kylie sought initial treatment in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. She had the tumors removed and underwent chemotherapy. She was exposed to extreme media coverage – so much so that Prime Minister John Howard spoke out about the matter, expressing his support for Kylie.

The media coverage grew more and more extreme, with paparazzi parked outside the Minogue family residence and following her – literally – every step. As a previous resident of Paris, France, Kylie decided to return and finish her treatment there. (Click here to find out more about breast cancer).

A year after the initial diagnosis, Kylie was declared cancer free. She continued her Showgirl tour, with her first show back in Sydney in November 2006. Kylie, ever the business woman, did not let cancer stop her ventures. In the time she was ill she released a perfume (“Darling”), she released a single and a children’s book, entitled ‘The Showgirl Princess’.

Post-cancer, Kylie’s career continued to soar. Her lingerie line “Love Kylie” was selling splendidly, and including the release of new albums, Kylie went on two more tours: ‘X’ and ‘KylieX2008’.

Kylie’s career began in Australia in the 1980s when she was cast as Charlene Robinson in the hit soap opera ‘Neighbours’, which saw her catapult to fame in the UK as well. She eventually gave up her role on the show to become a recording artist. Her debut album, ‘Kylie’ was critically acclaimed, and included her mega-hit “Locomotion”.

To date, Kylie has released 10 albums, and is currently working on her 11th.

Other stars who have fought breast cancer include Christina Applegate, Cynthia Nixon, Ingrid Bergman and Olivia Newton-John.