Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer last year and underwent surgery and chemotherapy to treat it. However, doctors reportedly discovered a malignant polyp this spring in the area where the cancer was first detected.
A source told the entertainment news program that, contrary to a report in the National Enquirer, Cher was not the one who suggested the 60-year-old Fawcett take the health-seeking trip to Europe.
"Cher is a friend who has been encouraging and supportive of Farrah in general, but no, not specifically about Germany or alternative treatments," the source said -- adding that Fawcett is receiving a "combination of alternative treatments, both medicinal and herbal."
Fawcett, who is best-known for her role on the 1970s TV show, "Charlie’s Angels," is allowing a film crew to follow her through her battle in an effort to educate and inspire others, said Craig Nevius, a friend of the actress who previously served as executive producer on her reality show, "Chasing Farrah."