Health Editor’s Note: I HATE cancer….cancer of all kinds! I also really, really hate to see that someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, gone through the various surgeries and treatments to get rid of it and yet she or he gets it again, usually in another part of the body. I hope Newton-John can overcome this and it seems like cannabis is an important part of her treatment…..Carol
Olivia Newton-John’s Stage 4 Cancer Cannabis Management
By by Michele R. Berman, MD, and Mark S. Boguski, MD, PhD MedPage Today
Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John, 70, was recently seen on “60 Minutes Australia,” where she updated viewers on how she is doing with her stage 4 breast cancer.
The Grease star was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, after finding a small, painful lump. She underwent a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction, followed by chemotherapy. She also used complementary treatments, such as herbal supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and visualization.
“I researched a lot and felt satisfied with my course of treatment. It was sort of an East meets West approach. I meditated every day, did yoga, and homeopathy, ate well — I boosted my inner strength as much as I could. When bad thoughts came in, I pushed them right out.”
In 2013, she was again diagnosed with breast cancer, this time after discovering a lump in her shoulder. She had kept this relapse quiet until recently.
In May 2017, Newton-John postponed some shows, saying that she was suffering with a “long-running issue with sciatica.” Turns out, this was not the cause of her back pain. Her publicity team posted a statement on Facebook, which said:
“The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.