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Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi opens up about her mum’s cancer battle

"My mum is so powerful she will beat this…”

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Olivia Newton-John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, has broken her silence on her mother's battle with breast cancer.
Chloe, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday to thank her followers for their support, and revealed that her superstar mum will be using both natural remedies and modern medicine to combat the disease.
"I want to thank all of you for your love and support. My mom and best friend is going to be fine," the singer and actress wrote alongside a throwback photo of herself and her mum. "She will be using medicine that I often talk about. CBD oil! (Cannabis has scientifically proven properties to inhibit cancer cell growth) and other natural healing remedies plus modern medicine to beat this."
Chloe shared this sweet throwback photo alongside her powerful message. Image via Instagram/Chloe Lattanzi
Chloe, who recently moved to the US state of Oregon to start a business in marijuana farming with fiancé James Driskill, vowed to join in the fight against the "insidious" disease.
"Cancer is the disease of our generation and it is part of my and my mother's quest to beat this insidious monster," she wrote. "We both love you all, and anyone fighting this disease you can beat it. Look for natural remedies as well as what modern medicine can offer."
"My mom is so powerful she will beat this in no time," she added. "All my love to you. And I wish you health wealth and happiness."
In a statement posted to Facebook just days ago, Olivia announced that she had postponed her North American tour after discovering her breast cancer had returned.
The 68-year-old had previously suspended the first half of her tour due to severe lower back pain from what she thought was sciatica. However, doctors have since diagnosed her with breast cancer, which has spread to her back or 'metastasized to the sacrum.'
"Olivia Newton-John is reluctantly postponing her June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates," the statement begins. "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."
The statement adds that the star will now complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and natural wellness therapies before returning "better than ever" later in the year.
More than two decades ago, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer on the same weekend that her father passed away.
She was just 43, and her diagnosis sent shockwaves through women who had fallen in love with the gorgeous Australian as they followed her journey to Hollywood superstardom.
After undergoing chemotherapy and a mastectomy the star was finally given the all clear.
The Aussie-native was first diagnosed with breast cancer some 25 years ago.
Speaking with Woman's Day about her very public battle with cancer, she said: "When I was diagnosed [with cancer], I really didn't want to go through chemotherapy."
"I thought I would be the first person who died from a treatment. I knew I would have to undergo surgery, but chemotherapy was something I was really afraid of." she said.
The mother-of-one has since devoted much of her life and time to supporting breast cancer charities and to raising awareness for early detection. She has even set up an eponymous cancer and wellness centre in her hometown of Melbourne.

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