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5 Female Celebrities Who Had Breast Cancer and Beat It

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, it is very important to shed some light on those who fought through while staying in the public eye and bring hope to everyone still fighting the battle. These women are inspirations who deserve to be recognized.


1. Cynthia Nixon- The Sex and the City star battled with breast cancer at the age of 40 and now speaks out about her story to other women.



2. Hoda Kotb This Today Show news anchor was diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 44.


3. Olivia Newton-John- The timeless Grease actress has had a long and hard journey with breast cancer, and is now cancer free.



4. Maggie Smith- This beloved actress had an even higher level of strength during her cancer treatment as she continued to film Harry Potter movies while be treated.



5. Sheryl Crow- Singer Sheryl Crow says the only reason she is cancer free today is because of early detection.


Elizabeth is a Senior at Lasell College, she is a writer and President for the Lasell Her Campus chapter.
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