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Olivia Newton-John Diagnosed With Cancer for 3rd Time    

She’s ‘treating it naturally’ and using cannabis oil to ease the pain    

Olivia Newton-John performs at Cobb Energy Centre on April 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, seen here performing in Atlanta, has previously successfully battled breast cancer.

Olivia Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. The four-time Grammy winner, who will turn 70 on Sept. 26, told Australian news program Sunday Night that doctors found a tumor in her lower back in 2017.

Newton-John says she's “treating it naturally and doing really well."

"I believe I will win over it,” she says.


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The Grease star says she is taking cannabis oil — made from marijuana her husband grows in California — for the pain. She has undergone radiation treatments and cut sugar out of her diet.

Newton-John says she hopes her native Australia will legalize medical marijuana.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, undergoing a partial mastectomy and reconstruction. She was diagnosed with breast cancer again in 2013.

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