Kylie Minogue says her cancer battle has made her more compassionate.The diminutive pop star was diagnosed with breast cancer last May (05) and has now explained in a candid TV interview how the terrifying ordeal allowed her to bond with the sick children she meets through her charity work.She said: "I think I was pretty compassionate before but now I have a much deeper understanding of what it is to have a trial to go through."Now when I visit children's hospitals, which I always used to do before, they know that I know."The 'Spinning Around' singer was given the all clear at the beginning of the year but confessed the gruelling chemotherapy treatment has left her with a "mountain to climb" to get back to full health.However, the determined star revealed in the exclusive interview - due to be broadcast on satellite channel Sky One on Sunday (16.07.06) - that she is busy getting herself back in shape for her renamed 'Showgirl Homecoming Tour', which resumes in November.She added: "I have to get on that walking machine and I've never been in this situation before where I have to start from the beginning.

"I don't have the strength, I don't have the stamina. I don't have every thing I took for granted before. So I've got a mountain to climb."

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