Kylie Minogue (diagnosed 2005 at 36) A misdiagnosis almost lost Australian pop star Kylie Minogue her chance to fight—and defeat—breast cancer. It wasn’t until she decided to go in for a second round of tests that doctors found the lump in her left breast. A partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation followed. The singer has emerged from her ordeal with a plea that women should trust their gut more when they go to the doctor.
Kylie Minogue is often cited as one of the most inspirational female celebrities in the world. She was already pretty high up there with her phenomenally successful music career, which has lasted for over two decades, but when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, her inspirational qualities went through the roof. The way the pint-sized popstar fought, and beat, the disease with such dignity, humour and bravery has made her a role model for women the world over. www.propellher.com