Minogue was 36 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 17, 2005. Four days later she had surgery and soon after she started chemotherapy, an experience she later likened to “experiencing a nuclear bomb”, reported The Guardian.
Appearing as a guest on ITV’s “Jonathan Ross Show”, she said of the upcoming anniversary, “I’m good. I have yet to reach my 10-year mark, which I imagine I’ll be having a bit of champagne and crying a lot and feeling very happy and joyful and thanking all my friends and family.
“It’s quite difficult to talk about it in interview situations because it’s deep and it’s long and it’s involved and it’s hard to really say what it was in a neat package. It’s pretty strange.”
When asked on the show whether she identified with Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to speak publicly about having her ovaries removed.
“To a point,” she replied, adding, “I mean cancer has many forms. I guess I can only say to a point I did because I don’t really know her story, she doesn’t really know my story.
“Cancer has probably touched everyone in this audience in some way or another and all the stories are different, but certainly in as much as she felt it was her duty to talk about it. I never questioned – not for a split-second did I think of not saying what I had.”
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