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Kylie has 'respect' for doctors

Kylie Minogue
Minogue urged women to trust their instincts on health matters

Kylie Minogue has spoken of her respect for the medical profession, a day after she revealed her breast cancer was initially mis-diagnosed.

The 39-year-old said on US TV that the first doctor she saw in 2005 failed to spot she had breast cancer.

Speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, she warned women not to blindly trust their doctor's opinion.

But in a statement the 39-year-old said: "I have a great respect for the medical profession."

Minogue also thanked "the countless people who have helped me" since she was diagnosed.

Early diagnosis

She added: "I am in the very best of hands now, but it is a fact that my initial diagnosis was that I was 'alright, and had nothing to worry about'.

"A few weeks later this was clearly not the case.

"Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is the key for any woman diagnosed with breast cancer."

Minogue, whose latest album X reached number four in the UK Top 40, was told she had the disease in May 2005.

She underwent surgery and was forced to postpone an Australian tour and cancel a Glastonbury headline appearance.




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