Neighbours star Kate Keltie gives emotional health update - after ‘aggressive’ stage four cancer diagnosis
Kate Keltie, who played Michelle Scully in Channel 5 soap Neighbours from 1999, revealed her stage four breast cancer diagnosis last November.
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A star of popular Channel 5 soap Neighbours has given an emotional health update following a shock diagnosis last year. Kate Keltie, who played Michelle Scully from 1999, has been suffering with an “extremely aggressive” stage four breast cancer.
The happy news was shared on the Neighbours actress Go Fund Me Page, where her friends and family raised a total of $37,362 to cover essential costs during her chemotherapy treatment. One of the major donors include fellow soap star Holly Candy, who pledged $2,000 AUD (£1,113) along with her husband.
Kate wrote: “I recently received results of my latest scan and was told that there had been a complete metabolic response to diseased areas. In other words, it seems I am cancer-free.”
Michael Keltie, Kate’s uncle, told Daily Mail Australia: “All I know is that she qualified for a particular type of treatment and had it. When she went back with her mother and father, the doctor said, ‘It’s gone - it’s completely gone’.
"They didn’t know what they were hearing when they were told. They said, ‘What do you mean, it’s gone?’, he said, ‘It’s completely gone’.”
In the now deleted post revealing Kate’s cancer diagnosis in November 2022, Go Fund Me page organiser Ebony Gilbert explained: “Our beautiful Kate is going through the unimaginable. She was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Her cancer is extremely aggressive and it has spread to other parts of her body, including her lymph nodes, blood and hip bones (known as metastatic cancer).
“Sadly, working during her treatment was not an option. She will lose her gorgeous hair and cannot carry children in the future. This is devastating news for anyone, let alone at the age of 36, with no family history of breast cancer.”