Celebrities Who Survived Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It is estimated that there will be 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer among U.S. women this year.

It might be more common than you think. Let’s take a look at some amazing women that you may not know have battled this disease. Here is a list of celebrities who are breast cancer survivors:

Sheryl Crow

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The Soak Up the Sun singer was diagnosed in 2006 during a routine mammogram. She postponed a world tour and underwent treatment soon after and was able to bypass chemotherapy.

Christina Applegate

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Doctors only found cancer in one breast, but the actress decided to go ahead with a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of it coming back and spreading. After her experience, she founded a nonprofit organization, Right Action For Women, that provides financial support for women who have a high risk for breast cancer.

Cynthia Nixon

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The actress that played Miranda on one of the best shows, Sex and the City, originally kept her condition a secret. She later became an ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 2008 when she realized her story could help others.  

Maggie Smith

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Professor McGonagall of the Harry Potter movies was diagnosed in 2008. She had the lump removed, chemotherapy and radiation all while filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Giuliana Rancic

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While undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment in 2011, the E! News host discovered she had breast cancer. She returned the E! less than a year after announcing her diagnosis.

Judy Blume

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The Junie B. Jones author didn’t eat red meat, smoke or drink. There was no history of breast cancer in her family, yet, she was diagnosed in 2012 after a routine ultrasound.

Nancy Reagan

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In 1987, she was still the First Lady of the White House when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her experience caused a lot of media attention and led an increase in the amount of women having screening mammograms.