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25 Celebrities with Breast Cancer

My Medical Choice by Angelina Jolie

LOS ANGELES MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.

Coping with Cancer Celebrity Interviews - Hoda Kotb

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Giuliana Rancic: I Have Breast Cancer at 37

Giuliana Rancic had an announcement to make during a Monday morning appearance on The Today Show -- but it wasn't the one she or anyone wanted or expected. Instead of a happy pregnancy announcement, Rancic, 37, told Ann Curry: "I have early stage breast cancer." The E!

Living My Truth - Melissa Etheridge | A Woman's Health - Women Magazine

By Diana Price When I catch Melissa Etheridge on the phone, she tells me that she has just enough time to fit in our interview before she has to pick up her kids from school.

Sheryl Crow - Gratitude and Grace

By Diana Price Sheryl Crow's quiet, easy voice catches me a little off-guard. She's a rock star, after all, and I don't know if I'm expecting her to belt something out right there into the phone or if I just expect a more forceful presence.

The Razor's Edge: Janet Napolitano

The Click Moment Napolitano wasn't always a political animal or even a particularly outspoken one. Raised (mostly) in Albuquerque, where her father was dean of the University of New Mexico medical school and her mother stayed home with the kids, Napolitano jokes that her childhood resembled the television show The Wonder Years.

Amy Robach One Year After Cancer: 'I'm Almost at 100 Percent'

@JanineRayford 10/10/2014 AT 03:30 PM EDT It's not the happiest anniversary, but Good Morning America host Amy Robach is making the best of it. "October 30 is the day I found out I had breast cancer, and that's the day I'm going to start marking my anniversary, because that's the day I started surviving," Robach told PEOPLE at the Breast Cancer Research Fund luncheon in New York City on Thursday.

"I Have Breast Cancer"

This past weekend I had to sit my 9 and 11 year-old twins down to tell them that mommy has breast cancer. Two weeks ago I went for my annual mammogram as I do every year religiously, and thankfully it was all clear. That is always the moment where I feel I can breathe again.

Christina Applegate: Why I had a double mastectomy

( -- For more than 20 years, actress Christina Applegate has kept audiences laughing. During her teenage years, she lit up the small screen as Kelly Bundy on the hit sitcom "Married with Children." After 11 hilarious seasons, Christina's career branched out to the big screen and Broadway.

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon reveals her breast cancer battle

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has spoken for the first time about how she beat breast cancer. The 42-year-old actress, who plays Miranda in the hit TV show, was diagnosed 18 months ago - but has kept it quiet. In an interview with U.S.

'I'm Lucky To Be Alive'

Posted: Kylie Minogue has opened up about her battle with breast cancer seven years ago and reveals it still affects her every day. The pop princess - who was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 - told Metro: "I'm fortunate I'm here to tell the story.

Olivia's Story

Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and that same weekend her father died from liver cancer. She underwent a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction and has been cancer-free for more than two decades. This is her story.

Suzanne Somers works to 'Knockout' cancer

Actress and New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Somers has had her fair share of experience with cancer. She was diagnosed in 2000 with breast cancer and later had another cancer scare involving a terrifying misdiagnosis. Now, in her new book, "Knockout," she shares her story and interviews with doctors about treatment options.

Robin Roberts: Why This is the Prime of Her Life

The Good Morning America host talks about her breast cancer diagnosis, how she overcame depression, and finding new balance in her life. Robin Roberts is mad. This is not a facial expression that viewers who watch her on ABC's Good Morning America, where she is coanchor, see, ever.

FOX News reporter battled cancer in the public eye, now she shares her tale to bring support to other women

FOX News reporter battled cancer in the public eye, now she shares her tale to bring support to other women Mother, journalist and cancer survivor: three words that just touch the surface of Jennifer Griffin's life. She began her career as a 20-year-old college student covering Nelson Mandela's release from prison, her first big news story for The Harvard Crimson.

Judy Blume Shares Breast Cancer Diagnosis

David Livingston/Getty Images She helped a generation of young tweens find their way through puberty and adolescence in classic books like "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" and "Superfudge," and now author Judy Blume is revealing her own cancer diagnosis to help others realize it could happen to them too.


Nancy Reagan's cancerous left breast was removed today in a 50-minute operation without complications, the White House said. The cancer, seven millimeters in diameter, was about the smallest doctors can detect on a mammogram, an X-ray of the breast.

Kathy Bates: Breast Cancer 'Runs Like a River' Through My Family

John Russo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank 10/09/2013 AT 06:30 PM EDT Kathy Bates is speaking out about cancer. "I had ovarian cancer in 2003. When I went in for a scan last year they found a tumor in my left breast.

Wanda Sykes: I Feel Whole Again

10/27/2011 AT 02:20 PM EDT Wanda Sykes says it didn't take her long to decide to have both breasts removed. "I just wanted the best odds," the comedian, 47, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "I made my decision because I love life."

Edie Falco Talks About Her Breast Cancer Journey

The moment a doctor says "We have bad news" is life changing. For me, time stopped. I couldnt walk. I couldnt breathe. Luckily I was with my boyfriend, because I would have passed out otherwise. But then I thought: I am a strong woman. I have resources to get good treatment, so why not me?


Carly Simon had a malignant tumor removed from her breast and is undergoing chemotherapy. The singer, diagnosed with stage-one cancer in October, now tells us: "I feel stronger and more vital than ever." Simon, who will turn 53 next month, admits she was scared at first.

Jane Fonda Not Afraid of Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Tells Oprah

Jane Fonda recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey and opened up about her 2010 breast cancer diagnosis, saying she's "not afraid of dying." Fonda, 75, who rose to fame as an actress and later became a household name in the '80s as a fitness guru, described the whirlwind of emotions she experienced when doctors found a tumor in her breast in 2010.

Jaclyn Smith: Knowledge is Power

Jaclyn Smith's diagnosis of breast cancer taught her the value of becoming educated about her health and the power of being lifted by love. by Diana Price Jaclyn Smith was too busy to have breast cancer. The successful actress, entrepreneur, and mother of two had things to do and places to go when she went in for her yearly mammogram in 2002.

Peggy Fleming: Challenge of a Lifetime

By Diana Price As an Olympic champion figure skater and a lifelong athlete, Peggy Fleming has always been in tune with her body."My body was always the tool to my success as an athlete," Peggy says,"so I'm very aware; and when I feel something different, I always have it checked out."

Sharon Osbourne: 'Why I chose to have a double mastectomy'

Sharon Osbourne exclusively reveals to HELLO! magazine that she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of contracting breast cancer

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