Date: 3rd March 2004

Nicole tells of cancer scare

Nicole Kidman last night told of the frightening 48-hour wait she endured while doctors investigated whether she had breast cancer.

"I had my first mammogram and then I had to go and have it checked out," Kidman told reporters at a cancer research fundraiser in Berverly Hills.

"I went through a 48-hour period when I didn't know what was going to be the outcome.

But I think it is important to discuss that, and fortunately for me it was fine."

Kidman's cancer scare came in January after the routine test.

Cancer has struck close to home before for the Oscar-winning Australian actor.

When she was a teenager, her mother Janelle was diagnosed with breast cancer but she beat the disease after receiving chemotherapy.

Kidman went public about her cancer scare last month after a US tabloid threatened to reveal the story.

Among an A-list crowd including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Kidman was honoured last night by the Women's Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The fundraiser, called Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening, was held to raise money for women's cancer research.

Kidman was presented with the 2004 Courage Award for "
her unwavering commitment to the cause".

In 2003, Kidman appeared in a US-wide public service announcement.

The Daily Telegraph

Source: Press Release