Female Celebrities Who Battled And Survived Breast Cancer

Lifestyle & Health

Breast cancer is, unfortunately, the most common type of cancer in women with 1 out of every 4 cancer patients having this type. It causes around half million deaths each year, and the fight against this serious illness should be society's primary concern.

Celebrities that have battled breast cancer.

Much like all other illnesses, breast cancer is non-discriminatory when it comes to being rich or famous. Many well-known women have suffered or continue to suffer from this terrible disease. On the good side, these women have turned their fight into a good thing by raising awareness and giving support and inspiration to other women that are afflicted.

The stories of celebrities battling cancer are not only touching but are also a reminder that this could happen to anyone, and the main thing is to never lose faith.

1. Sheryl Crow

Singer Sheryl Crow had a lumpectomy in 2006 after being diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). She used her experience to help others, and opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at Funk's Pink Lotus Breast Center. 

Sometimes we could all use a little reminder. #loveistheanswer ❤️ ____________________________________________ #sherylcrow #bemyself sweatshirt by @spiritualgangster #notanad - i just love it

Публикация от sherylcrow (@sherylcrow)

2. Kylie Minogue

The diagnose and treatment of Kylie Minogue was under heavy media coverage. Even though the Australian singer didn't enjoy so much attention about something so private, her case helped raise awareness around the world.

#fbf .. Once again I have the fringe/bangs ... time for a revival?! #curls #Repost @kyliemydearest ・・・ ❣❤❣ #Lover

Публикация от Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue)

3. Mindy Cohn

"The Facts of Life" star Mindy Cohn hid her 5-year-long battle with cancer. However, after extensive surgery and chemotherapy, the actress is ready to speak about her struggle and urges women to keep their head high and remain positive.

Channeling Little Edie #myownprivategreygardens #staunch #afternoonwalk #farmlife #nomakeup

Публикация от mindy cohn (@mindycohn)

4. Shannen Doherty

Since April 2017, actress Shannen Doherty's cancer is in remission and she is more than happy to be back on the set and doing what she loves the most.

Was back on set today. It's been a rough two years. Fighting cancer. As an actor, people bench you. They assume you're to weak, not able etc etc. and yet it's something like work that invigorates and renews strength to conquer the unimaginable beast. I compared myself to a car today. That vintage Shelby that's been in the garage too long. It's still a great car. The best. Just needs time for the engine to warm up and it's good to go. Performing like it's supposed to. I'm grateful for today. Grateful for everyday. Thank you @heathers for letting me play and be someone else today. Great crew, great writers, great cast, great show, great director. #paramountnetwork2018

Публикация от ShannenDoherty (@theshando)

5. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is another one of those celebrities whose illness filled newspapers and articles. She has undergone preventive double mastectomy because of having an almost 90% risk of developing cancer. She is a fierce advocate for women making preventive decisions about their health.

Embed from Getty Images

6. Julia Louis Dreyfus

The unforgettable Seinfeld star, Julia Louis Dreyfus, is the most recent celebrity diagnosed with this vicious type of cancer. In her Twitter message, Julia underlined the importance of having support through a tough period like this one.

7. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon went one step forward and used her fame to become a breast cancer activist ever since her public confession in 2008.  

Thanks for having me @thenewpotato and @jackswifefreda to discuss @olbiny … and lots and lots of food. ????link in bio

Публикация от Cynthia Nixon (@cynthiaenixon)

8. Melissa Etheridge

Singer, Melissa Etheridge, has successfully treated breast cancer with chemotherapy. She made a memorable performance of Janis Joplin's Piece of My Heart at the 2005 Grammy Awards while being bold from chemo.  

Happy New Year! Wishing you happiness & prosperity in 2018. #newyearseve

Публикация от Melissa Etheridge (@melissa_etheridge)

9. Maura Tierney

After a successful removal of a tumor from her breast in 2009, actress Maura Tierney was lucky to go back to acting just a year later.

Embed from Getty Images

10. Giuliana Rancic

One of E!'s most beloved hosts, Giuliana Rancic, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Despite her illness and several failed attempts, Giuliana fulfilled her dreams of welcoming a child in 2012 by a gestational carrier. 

Thank you again to my amazing glam squad from yesterday’s red carpet ???? Wow @becmgross, your eye for style and talent is limitless ???? @danieldeleno you are such a creative genius, obsessed! ???? and to the uber-talented @NickStenson, you killed it with this knotted ponytail. Who else loves a fun ponytail with an evening gown? ❤️ Thank you all so much!!! #goldenglobes #allabouttheglam #hollywood #redcarpet #ultabeauty #fabnight #losangeles #matrix #glamsquad #glam #style #stylelink #redcarpet #love

Публикация от Giuliana Rancic (@giulianarancic)

11. Kathy Bates

After being victorious over ovarian cancer in 2003, actress Kathy Bates has managed to battle and win in a fight against breast cancer. We tip our hats to his brave woman!

Embed from Getty Images

12. Robin Roberts

The beloved host of ABC's Good Morning America Robin Roberts' story emphasizes the importance of finding cancer in its early stages. She has successfully beaten cancer in 2008.

I appreciate how @diandre_tristan matches something old (my blouse, not me ????) with something new! @31philliplim blouse @agnonaofficial skirt and belt @maisonvalentino heels @davidyurman jewelry & necklace by my sis @dana_mac1956 #whatshewore ????

Публикация от Robin Roberts (@robinrobertsgma)

13. Lesley Anne Murphy

Travel blogger, Lesley Anne Murphy, had a preventive double mastectomy after her mother survived breast cancer. She is recuperating well after a reconstructive breast implant surgery.

1 week post op: Today was a good day. I put on make-up and pants for my doc appt. Make-up and pants! And shoes! I actually left the house for the first time since surgery. I didn't even have to wear the dreaded pink cape for very long today either????They are always used on patient's so doctors can have easy access to check their handiwork. This one really wasn't so bad. It's very 2017 Hospital Spring Collection, if you will????????Maybe just fringe the sleeves and boom. Coachella Weekend no. 2 outfit is done. Anywho, I was so excited to wake up today because I was getting 2 out of the 4 drains removed! I wish everyone could know what that before-and-after felt like. Beforehand, 4 drains made my chest feel so tight. It hurt like hell to laugh and to cry. To cough and to sneeze. All of these common occurrences reminded ever fiber in my body of the recent trauma it just experienced. Now with 2 drains out, so much weigh feels lifted from my chest. I can breathe a bit deeper and sit up faster. I can't wait until next week when the final two come out, even though it truly felt like snakes were slithering through my body as the doctor pulled at them this morning.????BLAH. Gives me chills just thinking about it. Check my Insta story for more explanation. As always, I love you guys. I read every heart felt comment and truly feel the love of this incredible support system. I'm amazed by all the stories told in comments, emails and DMs. Young, old, sad, happy, preventative, or a fight of a lifetime. Each one is inspiring, so thanks for telling your story and being so open and vulnerable here with me????Together we are creating so much awareness for early detection, screenings, gene mutations and how to work with the options we have. Thank you, thank you, thank you. #LesleysBreasties #LesNipsBRCAintheBud #BreastCancerAwareness #FightLikeAGirl

Публикация от Lesley • The Road Les Traveled (@lesleyannemurphy)

14. Rita Wilson

Actress, Rita Wilson, beat breast cancer in 2015 after a double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery. She remains an activist in the fight against cancer.

In the October issue of @harpersbazaarus I have an article called Life After Breast Cancer. I hope it will be helpful for anyone going through dealing with this horrible disease or who may know someone going through it. I'm blessed to be healthy. Every day is a gift. Link in bio #breastcancerawarenessmonth #healthylifestyle #anxiety #mindfulness #harpersbazaar

Публикация от Rita Wilson (@ritawilson)

15. Betty Ford

Former first lady and known women's activist, Betty Ford, was one of the pioneers in raising awareness about breast cancer. She used her position as the President's wife to promote a better public opinion about this horrible condition. Even though Betty passed away in 2011, we would like to thank her for all that she has done regarding the position of women in modern society.

Embed from Getty Images

To all of the ladies out there suffering from breast cancer: Stay strong, have faith, and remember to wear the pink ribbon proudly!

READ ALSO: Breast Cancer Survivor Sends Over 60,000 Inspiring Letters To Patients Battling This Hard Disease

Celebrities Breast Cancer
We recommend