Ewan McGregor And 5 Other Celebrities Who Survived Skin Cancer
December 6, 2017
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are two more common forms of skin cancer and can be successfully treated and cured if detected early. Melanoma is less common but more dangerous. It’s more likely to spread to other parts of the body. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, on average, 1 American dies from melanoma every hour. This fact stresses the importance of getting your skin checked regularly for any abnormal changes.
No one is immune to cancer. There’s a long list of celebrities who had skin cancer and told the public about it. Many of them are using their fame to raise awareness about the condition and urge people to get checked. Here is a list of 6 famous people who fought the disease and won: