October is a month dedicated to educating men and women across the country about breast cancer in an effort to find a cure. Numerous celebrities have been diagnosed with this terrible disease, and used their platform to raise money to fund continued research. Here are 10 celebrities who have battled and won their fight against breast cancer:
Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer just after she ended her engagement to Lance Armstrong in 2006. She underwent a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. She maintains a healthy lifestyle in an effort to prevent the cancer from returning. Crow was and remains involved in advocating for education and fundraising to research a cure.
Famous author of books like “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” Blume was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at age 74. She had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Blume kept a blog of her experience, and says that her friends got her through her treatment.
Diagnosed in 2007 with early stage breast cancer, Roberts underwent chemotherapy and remained cancer free. However, she announced in 2013 that as a result of the cancer treatment, she had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. Roberts received further chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to treat the disease.
Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 after having a mammogram while undergoing in vitro fertilization. She had a double lumpectomy and radiation, but later underwent a double mastectomy to ensure the cancer did not spread. Rancic returned to her position on E! and has remained vocal about her experience and overcoming cancer ever since.