Australian pop icon Olivia Newton-John has received an odd new honour - she's the face and name behind a new breast cancer check kit.

The new Liv Kit is designed to help women detect early cancer problems.

The brains behind the new medical breakthrough chose to namecheck the GREASE star because they felt she's a guiding light for all breast cancer sufferers after surviving the killer disease.

She says, "As a survivor, I'm proud to be involved in such an important crusade."

The Liv Kit heightens the sensitivity of fingers by using a lubricant-filled bag to conduct personal tests.

16/12/2004 05:48