Celeb moms who survived breast cancer
These celeb moms have come a long way and have fought against breast cancer. Take a look at these brave women.
Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She underwent a double mastectomy within three weeks and was declared cancer-free one month after receiving her diagnosis.
Before undergoing breast reduction surgery, the doctor insisted that pop star, Anastacia, have a routine mammogram to rule out any complications. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29.
This Sex and the City star, Cynthia Nixon, experienced the hardships of breast cancer when her own mother battled it twice. Nixon herself was diagnosed in 2006 and underwent a lumpectomy and radiation and announced she was cancer-free 2 years later.
Since undergoing minimally invasive surgery and radiation treatments for Stage 1 breast cancer in 2006, the Grammy-winner, Sheryl Crow, has become one of the most outspoken celebrities against breast cancer.
Wanda Sykes discovered her cancer while having breast reduction surgery. Diagnosed in February of 2011 with ductal carcinoma in situ in her left breast, Sykes underwent a double mastectomy and became a strong advocate for early detection.
Grease star, Olivia Newton-John, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.The mother of one underwent a modified radical mastectomy in addition to chemo.
Actress and best-selling author, Suzanne Somers, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and sparked controversy when she opted for alternative treatment over chemotherapy.
Singer, Carly Simon, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and immediately underwent surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy.
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, diagnosed in 2007, reported that years after undergoing surgery and radiation therapy to remove the cancer, she still feels side effects.
The Today Show reporter, Linda Ellerbee, found her lump during a self-exam in 1991. Her doctor told her it couldn't be cancer because the lump was painful. By 1992, Ellerbee's cancer was confirmed by mammogram, and had both breasts removed.
Melissa Etheridge found a Stage 2 tumor in her breast while on tour in 2004. She cancelled her concerts and underwent surgery followed by rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.
This famed designer, Betsey Johnson, was diagnosed with breast cancer but also kept it a secret from the public.