The Topp Twins say cancer battle has been a ‘pretty hard journey’

The Topp Twins, cuddled into each other.
The Topp Twins say their cancer fight has been a "pretty hard journey" as they reveal some of the harsh realities of fighting the disease. Photo credit: Facebook

The Topp Twins have spoken out about their cancer fight, saying it has been a "pretty hard journey" but they’re both still "alive and kicking."

In March this year, Jools and Lynda Topp revealed they both had breast cancer.

Jools was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2006 at the age of 48 but overcame it after her left breast was removed and weeks of gruelling chemotherapy.

She told TVNZ in March she began to feel unwell again last year shortly after Lynda found out she also had breast cancer. 

Sharing an album of photos on social media, the Twins thanked fans for their "love and support".

"It has been 8 months since Lynda was diagnosed with Grade 3 Breast Cancer and 6 months since Jools was discovered with a new tumour in her rib cage. 

"We are both alive and kicking but it has been a pretty hard journey of surgery chemo and for Jools radiation therapy.

"The love and support we have had from Kiwis and fans around the world has been amazing and we thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages and donated to our Givealittle page.

"To all of you lots of love," the message ended.

Just short of $135,000 has been raised on the Topp Twins’ Givealittle page to help them through.

Long time friend Mary Massara set up the Givealittle page as an opportunity for friends and fans to show their support in a practical way.

"These two amazing women have been at the forefront of many worthwhile causes and given generously of their time and money to a range of charities. They now need our help. Please support us supporting them," Massara wrote on the Givealittle page.