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Olivia Newton-John is battling breast cancer again, 25 years after her first diagnosis in 1992, and oncologists are weighing in on her long - but treatable - journey ahead.

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  • 31 May 2017
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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Olivia Newton-John is battling breast cancer again, 25 years after her first diagnosis in 1992, and oncologists are weighing in on her long - but treatable - journey ahead.

It’s a very long time from her primary [diagnosis] and that usually means that it’s very treatable, and you can put it into long term remission," explains Carolyn Runowicz, an oncologist and associate dean at the Herbert Wertheirm College of Medicine at Florida International University, who is not treating Newton-John. "It’s never good news to have a recurrent tumor - that’s devastating to the patient. But the further out you are from your initial diagnosis, the better the prognosis." See more!!

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