Singer Anastacia is channelling the emotional pain from her cancer battle into music for a new album.

The I'm Outta Love star scrapped her 2013 European tour in January (13) after doctors told her she is facing the disease for a second time, after having previously beaten cancer in 2003.

Anastacia has revealed she is now "five months" into her "journey", and she is writing new music as she goes through treatment.

In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, "The cancer road will b (be) long & writing the new album through this journey is intense. Blessed 2 (to) have the support of family, friends, & family (sic)."