Pop star Anastacia revealed this week that she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time earlier this year.
The 45-year-old "I'm Outta Love" singer cancelled her European tour in February after receiving the diagnosis.
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"In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month l wanted to take the opportunity to support a cause particularly close to my heart," she wrote on Facebook Tuesday
. "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.
"It has been an intense journey but l am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter. 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. I will continue to battle and lend my voice in any way I can."
Anastacia, whose full name is Anastacia Lyn Newkirk, was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 when she went to the doctor for a breast-reduction surgery consultation. A routine checkup revealed small calcium buildups — evidence of cancer cells in the milk ducts of the breast.
"I saved my own life just because I wanted to reduce my breast size," Anastacia told People magazine at the time.
"I didn't have breast cancer in my family. I didn't have a lump in my breast. This would not have been detected with a self-exam."
Angelina Jolie is another star who also recently underwent a double mastectomy
, though hers was preventative. The actress revealed in May that she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer because of a mutation in her BRCA1 gene.
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