'The ultimate goal is to heal people': Olivia Newton-John, 70, beams as she discusses how medical marijuana is helping her battle cancer

She has been open and honest about using medical marijuana following her diagnosis with stage-four breast cancer. 

And actress Olivia Newton-John spoke about her health battle during an appearance at a cancer research conference in Melbourne on Monday.

The Grease actress, 70, was in discussion with Professor Grant McArthur at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Research Conference.

'The ultimate goal is to heal people': Olivia Newton-John, 70, beamed while discussing how medical marijuana is helping her battle cancer. Pictured in Melbourne, Australia on Monday

'The ultimate goal is to heal people': Olivia Newton-John, 70, beamed while discussing how medical marijuana is helping her battle cancer. Pictured in Melbourne, Australia on Monday

Olivia looked radiant in a red pantsuit while discussing her cancer treatment in front of hundreds of guests, including her husband John Easterling.

The Hollywood legend, who founded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, completed her sophisticated look with a pair of flat black shoes.

On the conference's Twitter page, Olivia was quoted as saying: 'The ultimate goal is to heal people from cancer. We are lucky with our ability to access great treatments in Australia.' 

Fighting together: Olivia (right) uses medical marijuana grown by her husband John Easterling (left), who also attended the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Research Conference

Fighting together: Olivia (right) uses medical marijuana grown by her husband John Easterling (left), who also attended the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Research Conference

The Xanadu star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. She had previously battled the disease twice, in 1992 and 2013. 

Olivia has made no secret of the fact she uses medical marijuana to deal with pain and improve her quality of life while undergoing other treatments.

She previously attended the 2019 Cannabis Science Conference in Portland.

Forefront of research: Olivia (right) spoke with Professor Grant McArthur (left) at the conference, where she also answered questions about her ongoing cancer battle

Forefront of research: Olivia (right) spoke with Professor Grant McArthur (left) at the conference, where she also answered questions about her ongoing cancer battle

With her daughter Chloe Lattanzi in the audience, Olivia explained how she weaned herself off morphine by using cannabis grown by her husband.

'I weaned myself off morphine with cannabis, which I want everyone to know,' she said.

'I had a fractured sacrum at the time, too, and I was determined not to become addicted [to morphine]. Thankfully I was able to get off it.'

Lady in red! Olivia looked radiant in a red pantsuit while discussing her cancer treatment in front of hundreds of guests, including her husband John Easterling
Battler: The Xanadu star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. She had previously battled the disease twice, in 1992 and 2013

Lady in red! Olivia looked radiant in a red pantsuit while discussing her cancer treatment in front of hundreds of guests, including her husband John Easterling

Cancer sufferer: Olivia, who is best known for playing Sandy in Grease alongside John Travolta (right), says that medicinal cannabis has made her pain levels 'more manageable'

Cancer sufferer: Olivia, who is best known for playing Sandy in Grease alongside John Travolta (right), says that medicinal cannabis has made her pain levels 'more manageable'

'When I started taking [cannabis] my pain level got so much less and [more] manageable. I was more mobile, I was sleeping. It took a lot of anxiety away,' she added.

Olivia was introduced to herbal medicine by her husband John, who is the founder of the Amazon Herb Company. 

'Olivia's cancer markers are moving in the right direction,' John previously said. 

'This is the third recurrence of stage-four metastatic breast cancer and this is not normally what you see happen at this stage.'

Healing plant: Olivia was introduced to herbal medicines by her husband John, who is the founder of the Amazon Herb Company

Healing plant: Olivia was introduced to herbal medicines by her husband John, who is the founder of the Amazon Herb Company 

Olivia Newton-John talks medical marijuana at cancer conference

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