• Olivia Newton-John

    Asked by BabsWon on Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Olivia Newton-John

    Does anyone know what stage Olivia Newton-John's breast cancer was the first time? Mine was stage 1 and after being 6 years out, my oncologist says my recurrence chance is at 3%.

    13 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      According to the article below, she was stage 3 :

      https://cancercaremalaysia.com/cancer-story/page/20/

      I read several articles before i found one that mentioned stage.

      almost 5 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      And don't forget, 25 years ago, treatments were not as good as they are now. Research has really improved your chances of reccurence due to modern treatments.

      She is one of my favorite stars and I am praying that they can help her continue to be able to have concerts and bring joy to the world.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Still, even with stage 3, it took 25 years until her metastasis now, although I suppose the cancer metastasized a bit sooner but she thought her symptoms were due to sciatica. It's all scary, but as you said, BabsWon, the chance of a recurrence, especially for stage 1, is very small.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It might be something NEW and not a Recurrence....

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Barry, no, it's a met to her back (probably bones).

      almost 5 years ago
    • Heatherbelle's Avatar
      Heatherbelle

      I would not advise people, especially those of you newly diagnosed who come here looking for support and answers and advice, to click on that article posted a few comments above. Apparently from CancerCareMalaysia, it is full of damaging mis-information and also appears to be selling another "miracle cure for cancer", and basically calling chemotherapy big business that kills most patients instead of curing them. Not my words- but all the short "stories" on that particular webpage pretty much said the same thing. Some of the mis-information on that page is downright dangerous. Ok, there's my 2 cents. It just angers me to no end when people out there try to make a buck out of us by exploiting our illnesses and vulnerability.
      Everyone have a good night!
      Heather

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Heather, thank you!

      almost 5 years ago
    • ShortCuts' Avatar
      ShortCuts

      I also wouldn't compare your cancer to Olivia Newton John's or anyone else's. As a celebrity, she may have access to things that most regular people do not. I was diagnosed stage II, and after 6 years on Tamoxifen, my cancer came back to my bones. Everyone is different. Our genetic makeup is different. What works for one person, may not work for another, even if their cancer seems similar.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      Don't want to be a downer, but I agree with ShortCuts--recurrence "all depends"--I had DCIS in 2003 and did lumpectomy and then Tamoxifen for 5 years (which was the norm back then). In 2012 I got stage one infiltrating breast cancer--same breast---and my doctor was baffled, saying, "This NEVER should have happened." Have been cancer-free for nearly five years now, but---ya never know. Good reminder to make every day count!

      almost 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Sorry, I posted the link above. I wasn't advocating the treatment AT ALL that the article does. I posted the link because it said she had stage 3 breast cancer. No other reason than to substantiate where I read the stage.

      I am a huge traditionalist. I do not believe herbs and eating right are enough to cure most (if any) cancers. I would definitely not trust a late stage cancer to self-treatment.

      I apologize if anyone was misled by the article. It was not my intent AT ALL.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      LiveWith, I had meant to edit my "Thank you!" by saying I wasn't implying that you believed in any alternative treatments. I'm sorry I didn't say that. I'm always so eager to clap whenever anyone puts down woo-woo solutions to trying to stay alive!

      almost 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Me, too, Carool!!! I didn't even THINK about what the content of that article was; only that it stated the stage of her cancer!! I posted the link because I figured someone would no doubt dispute the stage and I knew I would never find where I saw it again. I'm not convinced that the article was right anyway, but I looked at any number of articles and none of them stated the stage of her first cancer.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Thanks, Live!

      almost 5 years ago

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