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2010-09-13 10:46

Kylie Minogue, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, says her battle against the disease has not been easy and there were times when she felt distraught and despondent. 

She admits she often cries over her ongoing cancer treatment.

The pop superstar is still taking medication for breast cancer and has confessed there have been times when the side-effects, which include extreme sickness and headaches, have left her miserable.

Kylie says: "Trust me, I have been in floods of tears at my oncologist, saying, 'I can't stand it, get me off this stuff,' and he will become very stern and say, 'We have to cure you,' so you have to carry on with it because it works.

"I will finish early next year and that will be amazing, but I've also heard that you can feel quite insecure when you first come off it because you have relied on this medication for so long. It's going to be a big adjustment."

Just as Kylie is looking forward to finally completing her treatment for the illness, she is also looking forward to performing for years to come. .

The 42-year-old singer wants to continue making music into old age and admits her career gave her something to focus on during her initial cancer treatment.

She explained to You magazine: "Work was a big part of my recovery. Even when I was going through treatment I was fantasising about the Showgirl Homecoming tour. I had to do it – I don't know what else I would have done. As I went through the treatment, I would try and concentrate on the future. But I'll be the one in the old people's home doing high-kicks in the corner. There is an inherent part of me that says, 'This is what I do, this is who I am.' I just can't stop – it's difficult to subdue a performer's instinct."
Kylie Minogue says her battle against breast cancer has not been easy and there were times when she felt distraught and despondent.
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