When metastatic cancer invades the bones, the pain can be bad. In Olivia Newton-John’s case she used a custom-made medical cannabis blend to help her through.
Olivia Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, 68, shared the singer’s latest breast cancer recurrence, which landed her in her namesake hospital, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.
The couple, who married in 2008, joined the annual fundraising walk for her Australian cancer center. Afterward, Newton-John, 71, experienced pain in her hip and pelvis.
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Quality of life for people with metastatic breast cancer has improved, says Dr. Erica Mayer, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Newton-John’s pain, Easterling explained, “was actually a fracture, which is kind of the progression of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer with has metastasized to the bone. Over time that compromises some of the bones, so the bone just gave way to a fracture.”
‘Like The Show ‘Undercover Boss’”
Newton-John entered her own cancer center for treatment. “It was almost like the show, ‘Undercover Boss’,” Easterling said, with a smile. “We checked in under a fictitious name. She wore a mask so that nobody would recognize her in the hospital. And it was a wonderful experience.”
Published: August 09, 2020