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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 October 2005, 10:42 GMT 11:42 UK
Kylie sends cancer support letter
Kylie Minogue (left) and sister Dannii
Dannii (right) was with her family when Kylie was treated in May
Singer Kylie Minogue has sent a message of support to cancer sufferers at a charity ball in London on Friday night.

Doctors advised the star, who is being treated for breast cancer, not to attend the Cancer Research UK ball at the Dorchester Hotel.

Her sister Dannii was at the ball and read out a short statement from the Australian singer.

In the statement she said: "I am currently a cancer patient. I aim to be a cancer survivor."

She continued: "This is only possible with the incredible work done by so many within the field: doctors, specialists, scientists and volunteers."

The star sent her "solidarity to those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and my thanks to those who are helping in each and every way".

Dannii Minogue thanked everyone for allowing her sister and family the time, space and privacy they need as she continues to fight the disease.

Kylie, 37, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May just days before launching the 20-date Australian leg of her worldwide Showgirl tour in Sydney.

The singer had a tumour removed from her breast less than a week later and has since received chemotherapy.


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