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Anastacia Has Double Mastectomy After Cancer Fight

by 9:22 AM PDT, October 01, 2013
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Singer Anastacia has revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time.

"I 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," the I'm Outta Love singer said in a statement. "It has been an intense journey but l am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter."

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The 45-year-old Anastacia -- who made a full recovery from her first bout with cancer in 2003 after being treated with surgery and radiotherapy -- was forced to cancel her European tour in February after her second diagnosis of breast cancer.

She also used her latest announcement to draw attention to helping prevent the disease. "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."

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