Singer Agnes Chan undergoes breast cancer surgery

Agnes Chan, a Hong Kong-born singer and television personality who is popular in Japan, has successfully undergone breast cancer surgery at a Tokyo hospital, her manager said Wednesday.
The 52-year-old Chan, also known as an essayist and novelist, is scheduled to be released from St Luke’s Hospital on Friday following her treatment there on Monday, Tsutomu Kaneko said.
“She is consulting her doctor in the hope of resuming her work as soon as possible,” he said.
A lump was discovered in Chan’s right breast on September 19 and was later diagnosed to be in the initial stage of breast cancer, the manager said.
Agnes wishes to “overcome cancer in a bright and delightful manner” and apologises for any inconvenience to her fans, he said.

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