Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Kylie Minogue: Doctors initially failed to spot my breast cancer

Singer says she was given clean bill of health before embarking on tour

Kylie Minogue has revealed that doctors initially failed to spot that she had breast cancer.

The singer says she was given a clean bill of health when she went for a check-up before embarking on her Showgirl tour, which had to be cut short when a second opinion revealed she was suffering from the disease.

Kylie, 39, says she wouldn't have known she was misdiagnosed had she not gone back.

'Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments, [it] doesn't necessarily mean they're right,' she tells US chatshow host Ellen DeGeneres.

'I don't want to say that to frighten people, but that's just a fact. You must follow your intuition and, if you have any doubt, go back again.'

Kylie was diagnosed with the disease in 2005. She has now made a full recovery.