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DJ Sonique given cancer all-clear

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DJ Sonique is now helping to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Sonique says she has been given the all-clear by doctors following her battle with breast cancer.

The singer and DJ, who had a UK number one hit in 2000 with It Feels So Good, was diagnosed at the end of May 2009.

She underwent three operations, intensive chemotherapy and a recent batch of preventative radiotherapy.

"It's all good and they've given me the thumbs up... so I'm just trying not to hang on to that whole thing now," said the 41-year-old.

The news comes a day after singer and actress Bernie Nolan, 49, revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, becoming the third of the Nolan sisters to face a battle with the disease.

Sonique said thinking positively had helped her through her treatment.

"I got to the point where after I'd had the operations and they'd cut it all out, I started changing," she said.

"People kept saying 'You've got cancer' and I kept saying 'No, I'm having chemotherapy. It's a big difference. It's gone'.

"Rather than thinking I'm on the road to recovery now, I've recovered and it's time to pick up the pieces and move on and forget about that place. You just have to think positive."

But she also said that when she had discovered a lump she put off going to the doctor and urged other women not to do the same.

Sonique is one of 20 celebrities, including Kym Marsh, Caroline Quentin and Danielle Lloyd, who have banded together to re-record Cyndi Lauper's '80s classic Girls Just Want To Have Fun, in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The timing of the release is to help launch the charity's annual Race for Life fund-raising events for women.



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