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Singer Anastacia announces double mastectomy on Facebook

She's also had Crohn's disease and a heart condition.

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She's also had Crohn's disease and a heart condition.



It's A Man's World singer Anastacia has announced she's was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in a decade, and dealt with it by getting a double mastectomy.

l wanted to share something with you. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month l wanted to take the opportunity to support a cause particularly close to my heart," she wrote Tuesday on Facebook. "l was diagnosed with Breast Cancer for the second time earlier this year and am currently in the final stages of recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy w/Latissimus Dorsi flap surgical procedure. It has been an intense journey but l am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter."

The American singer, a.k.a. Anastacia Lyn Newkirk, was diagnosed back in 2003 while preparing for breast reduction surgery, People adds. The magazine says this diagnosis came in February this year.

"Breast Cancer Awareness month gives ALL who are facing this disease a chance to gain strength and
support from each other. Early detection has saved my life twice," she wrote Tuesday. "I will continue to battle and lend my voice in anyway I can."

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:41pm]


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