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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer


@drizzella wrote:

Since she has had cancer before, I am surprised that the current cancer is stage 4. I go to the surgeon's every 6 months and the cancer doctor every 6 months. They are making sure that my cancer does not reoccur.

 

This is the 3rd time she has had cancer. I would have hoped her Doctor's would have caught it before it went to stage 4. I am so sorry that her cancer was not caught sooner.


@drizzella 

 

Likely she was also going every 6mos, that’s pretty standard.  Good you are having follow-up, and that you are doing well.

 

Really, there are not separate occurrences.  There are remissions when the disease is dormant, and then it can flare up.  Follow - up is to check for this.

 

It does sound as if she went through the stages over a period of years.

I’m pretty sure, like you, she hoped it would have been caught sooner.

 

 

 

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer

I have always admired her as a person and an entertainer.  We are the same age.  I pray for her and her family.  Heart 

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer

I’ve lost many family members over the years from cancer.  I’m so sorry that ONJ and anyone else is going through it.  It’s true, there’s really no way too stop it and even all of the tests in the world can’t keep it from coming back.  I believe genetics plays a big role, as it did in my family.  It’s just so heartbreaking watching someone we love being taken away from us and there’s nothing we can do.  🙏🏻

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer

There is a country radio station I listen to. The other day they had, on the air, a live interview with ONJ. She sounded great! They asked about her health and she said she is doing just fine. Nothing dire or negative. Take what you read with a grain of salt.

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer

She has always been one of my favorite personalities and has such a beautiful voice.  She has not always had such an easy life either.  She is lovely and exhibits such a positive attitude.  I hope she is able to beat this.  

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer


@drizzella wrote:

Since she has had cancer before, I am surprised that the current cancer is stage 4. I go to the surgeon's every 6 months and the cancer doctor every 6 months. They are making sure that my cancer does not reoccur.

 

This is the 3rd time she has had cancer. I would have hoped her Doctor's would have caught it before it went to stage 4. I am so sorry that her cancer was not caught sooner.


This is an inaccurate assumption. My father recently passed away from cancer.  5 years ago he had an occurance, surgery to remove half a lung.  Was monitored routinely with no reoccurance.Then it was back with a vengeance. Three months later he was gone, Radiation and Chemo did nothing at that point.  Enjoy each moment.

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer

I've always liked her.  I saw her perform in Las Vegas years ago and she was sooo pretty. I wish her all the best. 

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer

 She is beautiful inside & out.I wish her the best.It must be extremely difficult to battle cancer in the public eye & then to have it constantly reoccur.

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I have always liked her as actress and singer. She seems like such a sweet soul.  I totally understand her not wanting to know how long!

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Re: Olivia Newton John-Stage 4 Cancer


@drizzella wrote:

Since she has had cancer before, I am surprised that the current cancer is stage 4. I go to the surgeon's every 6 months and the cancer doctor every 6 months. They are making sure that my cancer does not reoccur.

 

This is the 3rd time she has had cancer. I would have hoped her Doctor's would have caught it before it went to stage 4. I am so sorry that her cancer was not caught sooner.


Breast cancer has become more of a chronic disease in that rears it's ugly head no matter how diligent one is in monitoring it and going through treatment. Just about everyone I know ,myself included, have had reoccurances of BC in spite of getting checked out every 6 months. Some have gotten metastatic disease, others another bout of cancer localized to the breast. Each time requires new treatment and a start from scratch. Please know that your docs are doing the best they can for you but they cannot predict or make sure your cancer does not return.


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