Terrified of going through chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Newton-John pondered whether it made more sense to stick with alternative treatments. "One of my girlfriends said, 'Why would you want to risk even that one cancer cell? You have a child,' " Newton-John told CNN
. The Grease
star and mother of one underwent a modified radical mastectomy in addition to chemo, then later went on to found the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Center and Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital in Australia.
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