Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for third time

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Olivia Newton-John has revealed she has cancer for a third time - on this occasion at the base of her spine.

She first confirmed at the end of May previous year that she is battling the insidious disease again.

The Grease icon says she is determined to beat the disease again. A lot of people see it as a fight and that is their prerogative.

Newton-John said she's grateful to be living in California, where marijuana is legal.

"Olivia has chosen to dismiss conventional cancer medicines, opting instead for natural remedies and marijuana, grown by her husband in a state where it's legal".

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Speaking to Sunday Night, the Hollywood star revealed how she had first thought the lump had been caused by the tension of her seatbelt, but scans showed it to be the return of a cancer she had beaten twenty years earlier.

Newton-John, 69, first fought breast cancer in the 1990s.

In May 2017, Newton-John cancelled tour dates after her breast cancer returned and spread to her sacrum.

Newton-John first announced her diagnosis previous year after she was forced to cancel a summer tour in order to undergo treatment.

After surviving her cancer diagnosis in 1992, Newton-John became a prominent campaigner, setting up the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness research centre in Melbourne. I see as part of my mission. There are people out there doing much worse than me. "I have a wonderful husband, I have all the animals I adore, I have an incredible career".

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"I've been great", she said at the time.

"I thought, "it's my life", and I just made a decision to keep it to myself", she explained in the interview.

Despite her ongoing medical battle, Olivia won't be consumed by negativity, as she knows she's "a very privileged person".

The four-time Grammy award victor admitted to moments of despair but said she had "an incredible career" and "nothing to complain about".

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