Breast cancer is not a rare disease anymore. One in every nine women is likely to develop this dangerous condition at some stage. The nightmare is here to stay. Moreover, it attacks without discrimination. A celebrity is equally prone to be its target as any other woman.

However, unlike the common woman, a celebrity has greater access to prominent platforms to voice their experience. Spreading awareness about breast cancer will allow us to fight off this sickness more efficiently.

We bring you experiences of 10 famous celebrities that have survived the battle against breast cancer. Learn from them and appraise their tremendous efforts to fight this disease.

1. Mumtaz

Mumtaz Celebrities Who Successfully Recovered from Breast Cancer

This 70-year old legend is a breast cancer survivor as well. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2000 but overcame it with her family’s support. When asked about her recovery from breast cancer she said, “I don’t give up easily. Even death will have to fight me.”

2. Joan Lunden

She is an accomplished journalist, exceptional author, a famous television host, as well as a great mother of seven. She is a survivor since 2014 and is busy spreading awareness since then.

She believes that early detection of breast cancer is crucial to recovery. Joan considers herself lucky to have her condition diagnosed in the earlier stages. This journalist has discussed her experience in detail on various occasions and continues to do so.

This month marks her 3rd remission anniversary.

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3. Sheryl Crow

At the age of 44, Sheryl was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). This came as a shock for the 19-time Grammy Award-winner as she stayed on top of her mammograms. She survived because of early detection. There was no history of breast cancer in her family.

The artist has been in remission for over 10 years.

Sheryl Crow Gets Candid About Her Life 10 Years After Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Sheryl Crow Gets Candid About Her Life 10 Years After Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

“No matter how much you think you control things in life, you really don’t.”

 

4. Christina Applegate

Applegate, a renowned TV star, became a breast cancer survivor at the age of 36. She was cautious because of her family history. This led to early detection making successful treatment possible.

Despite having cancer in one breast, she opted for double mastectomy. Her decision was based on her testing positive for BRCA gene mutation.

She wants to continue spreading awareness among the masses

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