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    Default Kylie Minogue Still Has Cancer

    From today's Melbourne Age newspaper.

    "Kylie's battle continues
    October 10, 2005 - 12:55PM

    Kylie Minogue has turned to holistic healer-to-the-stars Nish Joshi to help her recover from breast cancer, according to a report.

    The 37-year-old Australian pop star has had a body-purifying diet designed for her by Dr Joshi according to The Sun.

    Dr Joshi had previously treated the late Princess Diana, Australian actress Cate Blanchett plus Gwyneth Paltrow, Ralph Fiennes, Kate Moss and Patsy Kensit.

    The report said the petite Minogue had fallen to under 40 kilograms in weight after chemotherapy to treat the cancer, and had received treatment in Paris from Dr Joshi as well as phone consultations.

    Dr Joshi's philosophies were spelt out in his book Holistic Detox, saying adherents should cut out foods such as red meat, wheat, potatoes, fruits, alcohol and dairy products.

    He advocated white meats, brown rice, eggs, cereals, pulses, lentils, soya, tofu, salad and steamed vegetables.

    The plucky pint-sized popstrel was due to attend a cancer ball in London over the weekend but was advised by doctors not to attend.

    Her sister Dannii was present and read out a statement penned by Kylie.

    It read: “I am currently a cancer patient. I aim to be a cancer survivor.”

    “This is only possible with the incredible work done by so many within the field: doctors, specialists, scientists and volunteers.”

    She then sent her "solidarity to those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and my thanks to those who are helping in each and every way".

    Dannii Minogue thanked everyone for allowing her sister and family the time, space and privacy they need as she continues to fight the disease.

    The singer has maintained a brave face since she was diagnosed with the disease just days before launching the Australian leg of her worldwide Showgirl tour in May.

    In a recent message on her website, Kylie even joked about the hair loss caused by the treatment."


    This is really sad. We were told by her docs that after she had the breast lump removed earlier this year that they had 'got' the tumour and she was going to be OK. I thought that was slightly odd, especially as she started a fairly aggressive course of chemotherapy which would indicate that she is by no means in the clear.
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    R.I.P. Kyle Minogue 1945-2005

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    http://www.breastcancer.org/donations_intro.html

    Donate to Breast Cancer.

    I really hope she does well...to be honest, I don't think it will though

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    That's a bit premature, don't you think? Lots of women with breast cancer go into remission and more than half beat the disease.

    Maybe she'll be one of them.

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    Well for one thing, we know she will be getting the best treatment money can buy.

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    It's a terrible thing for anyone to go through. One of my old roommates had breast cancer... they removed the lump and then put her through chemo to make sure it was all gone. She vomited many times a day while going through chemo. She said if the cancer ever came back, she'd just let herself die rather than go through that again.

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    This is why my aunt opted for a double mastectomy when the doctors said she'd be fine with a lumptectomy in one breast where they found the cancer. She went REALLY aggressive. "Just take everything, get that shit outta me, I am not messing with this shit."
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    Have any of you see the movie 'Wit' (2001) with Emma Thompson?

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    one of my closest friends is in year four of breast cancer; I myself had a lumpectomy early this year, and I thank God every day mine was not cancer. It is a hideous disease and so many suffer so badly from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVZ View Post
    Have any of you see the movie 'Wit' (2001) with Emma Thompson?
    Yes, it's excellent and very sad. One of my best friend's has breast cancer. She's in remission, but her condition is always on my mind.

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    My mother had a lumpectomy followed by radation seven years ago and knock wood, everything is fine. I have to say I'd be inclined to do the least amount of treatment possible. I think treatment has gotten really aggressive lately. My mother's cancer was extremely small and confined to milk duct but I think if she had it now the experts would be pushing chemo hard. That's the vibe I'm getting. (But I expected Kylie would have the aggressive treatment since the cancer is often more aggressive in younger women. )

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    Sometimes I think the actual screening for breast cancer can be very damaging. Compressing the breast that perhaps has a lump is not my idea of good medicine. Then the treatment of radiation. Wow. Radiation to make you better? Then why are the people so sick? Vomitting, weight loss, horrendous fatigue? This is a cure? No its just a stop gap. And who'se to say that if the treatment works, that the cancer wont come back with a vengeance in future years. Xrays? Check a little further. Bad luck about the radiation there. But the doctors in their wisdom know best. Radiation causes sterility for starters. I think cancer is pretty much unstoppable. Cause the alternative is probably worse.

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    I think that's a little bleak cheray. Modern cancer treatment is nothing like it was even 5 years ago and we should not believe what we see on the TV about helpless vomitting, bald, wasted bodies. There are side-effects for sure, but it often depends on the individual and there are meds available to deal with the worst ones. My father recently underwent some very aggressive cancer treatment (because he had a very aggressive cancer) and he wasn't throwing up, he didn't lose his hair, he lost some weight (but he needed to) and was able to continue a perfectly normal live. Then he had a fatal stroke, but that's Sods Law! By your logic if, God forbid, you were diagnosed with cancer you would decide not to have any kind of treatment?
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    Actually I have been reading a book called "What the doctors don't tell you" by Lynne someone......... I got my perhaps misguided information from there. But I still wonder at how much treatment is good treatment and how much is too much?

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    Most of those books are written by people who failed medical school

    Yes, the medical industry is about making money, but it's also about saving lives.

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