15 Famous Celebrities Who Battled Cancer And Won
Cancer affects millions of people and it does not care if they are an average person or a celebrity. Celebs are after all humans just like us which is why they too can sometimes get diagnosed with cancer. There are many stories of celebs who have fallen in front of the deadly disease. But, there are many celebrities who have won their bouts with cancer. Here are 15 celebrities that you did not know were diagnosed with cancer and won.
The legendary television and radio host was 84 in 2017 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He refused to give up even at this age and underwent surgery in July of the same year. According to him the procedure was not that painful and within a week his voice was back and he was working again.
This country singer was 44 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She underwent a lumpectomy at a Los Angeles facility on February 22, 2006. Following this, she also underwent seven weeks of radiation therapy. The experience was a life-changer according to the singer.
She is best known for playing ‘Bree Van de Kamp’ on the ABC television series ‘Desperate Housewives’. In 2018 the actress opened up about her battle with anal cancer. She did this in hopes to spread a message that this is something no one should be ashamed of and should openly talk about it. She is currently in remission.
Singer, actress, and wife of actor Tom Hanks has been very open about her battle with invasive lobular carcinoma which is the second most common type of breast cancer. She was diagnosed in 2015 and announced it to her fans the same year. She had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
In 2005 at age 36 the Australian-British singer was diagnosed with breast cancer. This happened while she was on tour that year so she had to postpone the remainder of it. There was a lot of support pouring in for the singer at the time even Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard issued a statement of support. She underwent surgery and commenced chemotherapy treatment.