The 76-year-old confirmed she was battling the illness and has been in immense pain since the cancer spread to her hip.
Cornelia is best known for playing Alf Stewart’s sister Morag and has assured that she has every intention of retuning to Summer Bay.
“It's a hard road, but we'll get there,” she said during an appearance on Australia’s Current Affair.
"I'm feeling fine, albeit what's inside me. I'm really feeling ok. The pain comes and goes but you expect that.
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It's a hard road, but we'll get there
Home and Away star Cornelia Francis
"It's par for the course. We're gonna fight it, by god I am."
The Liverpool-born actress has played Morag on and off for over 20 years and was last seen in Home and Away in April 2017.
Cornelia is best known for her role as the soap matriarch, in a career spanning over