Five Celebrities Who Survived Breast Cancer.


Sheryl Crow

In February 2006, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow underwent surgery and radiation therapy treatments for breast cancer, which were ultimately successful. News of her diagnosis came shortly after her breakup with cyclist Lance Armstrong, and she said, ?It was a really personal blow, because I was newly out of a relationship and that made it more difficult to even fathom that I could be diagnosed with cancer.?

She said that a big part of getting through the diagnosis came from a friend?s advice: ?This great friend told me one of the gateways to awakening is to allow yourself to experience your emotions. […] My attitude was to grieve when I felt like grieving, be afraid when I felt like being afraid, and be angry when I felt like being angry.?

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and made a full recovery after a double mastectomy, spoke about how she felt when she got the news: ?I was just shaking and then also immediately, I had to go into ?take-care-of-business-mode,? which included a change to a more healthy diet.?

Kylie Minogue

Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 36 in 2005. She made a full recovery after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy treatments

Wanda Sykes

In 2011, comedienne Wanda Sykes was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer, called ductal carcinoma in situ, after having breast reduction surgery. In an effort to prevent any future breast cancer development, Sykes decided to have a bilateral mastectomy.

On the Ellen DeGeneres show, she said of her decision, ?I had both breasts removed? because now I have zero chance of having breast cancer. […] It sounds scary up front, but what do you want? Do you want to wait and not be as fortunate when it comes back and it?s too late??

Cynthia Nixon

?Sex and the City? star Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2006. About her diagnosis, she said, ?I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynecologist. And she says, ?Well, I have some ? it?s not such great news, but here it is, but it?s very small and we?re just going to get in there and take it right out, right away, and then you?ll probably have radiation.?

After undergoing treatment and making a full recovery, she had a message for women: ?The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. So the only thing to really be afraid of is if you don?t go get your mammograms, because there?s some part of you that doesn?t want to know, and that?s the thing that?s going to trip you up. That?s the thing that could have a really bad endgame.?

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