Anastacia thinks having breast cancer twice was a ''blessing'' and joked she has ''traded in'' her breasts for better ones.
Anastacia considers having breast cancer twice a ''blessing''.
The 'Left Outside Alone' hitmaker - who was first treated for the disease in 2003 - underwent a double mastectomy after again being diagnosed with the deadly condition last year, and feels like she has ''won'' in having the treatment.
She said: ''I never would change it. I call even my second cancer more of a bigger blessing. I always look at what people may consider obstacles as triumphs, and I look at the second opportunity to having cancer as a blessing, because this time I got to choose the bigger stick in the choice, and I got the winning one by saying: 'you know what? You can take it.'
''I tried first time, trying like 'I don't like this bumpy boat. I would like to ride a smooth boat. I'm not a risk-taker, I don't gamble, this isn't part of the stuff I do.' So, I would rather take the road less travelled so; 'Chop them off. Go ahead.' ''
And the 45-year-old star joked she felt ''grateful'' to have her breasts removed and replaced with implants because they had been so large before the treatment, she enjoys having a new figure.
She added in an interview with Female First: I had a very substantial amount of female parts, so I was never lacking in that category! So, I was grateful to downsize if I'm honest, I was like 'Holler! I've been able to trade in for a better model!' You know? So it kind of had a little plus to it!''
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