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Five Years Later & Kylie's Still Cancer Free

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You can't imagine how good it feels to write that headline - unless you're actually Kylie Minogue, whose celebrating the happy occasion right now.

Five years ago, Kylie faced the bleak diagnosis of breast cancer, and as she told one source in a recent interview, " I could go right back to the ­moment I was told I had cancer and it's not a pretty one."

It took her quite awhile to find her way back to us, but with strength, perseverance and the love of her family, she was able to fight back the disease and come out the other side a more amazing woman than ever. So now, after five years in remission, she was asked to share what she would say to someone who's now facing the same diagnosis. She offered there words of comfort:

"I'd say you need to hand yourself over not only to the medical people, but to all those who want to take care of you. Sometimes you don't want to be mollycoddled, you don't want people treating you like you're so ill. But what I found helpful is you have to let them help you. They are grieving as well. It's baby, baby steps. I am an example of someone five years down the road and that is a big achievement. For the people who are out there going through any kind of difficult time, I think it's too simple to say, 'Just stay strong', because you can't be strong all the time. You have those moments when you're down and so ­horribly, ­horribly low, but you still come up again, so believe in that."

Spoken like a true fighter! We hope others find her story just as inspirational as we have!

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