London - Pop princess Kylie Minogue has received an honorary doctorate for her work raising awareness of breast cancer.
The singer, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2005, was made an honorary Doctor of Health Sciences by Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, southern England.
Wearing a doctoral cap and gown, Minogue told students at Wednesday's graduation ceremony that being diagnosed with cancer made her "appreciate at first hand the hard work that goes on to support patients through it".
Minogue underwent chemotherapy and surgery before resuming a career that has made her a superstar in Britain and her native Australia.
Her well-publicised diagnosis has been credited with encouraging young women to undergo screening - the so-called "Kylie effect".
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Charlize Theron has adopted her second child, an African-American newborn named August, reports say. Read More »
The royal palace has responded after a UK tabloid published images of Queen Elizabeth giving the Nazi salute as a young girl. Read More »
All the facts.
South AfricaVitality RSA Systems
HousesR 3 500 000
HousesR 1 700 000
Apartments / FlatsR 1 690 000