10 Celebrities Who Defeated Breast Cancer


From Christina Applegate, Wanda Sykes to Rita Wilson, there are several celebrities who have battled and survived cancer and are a living testimony and are an encouragement to the women and men of the world that they too can fight cancer.

The top 10 celebrities who defeated breast cancer include

10. Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

In 2008 while aged 36, this Hollywood movie and television star was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother too has survived breast cancer twice. Because she saw herself as being at a higher risk of having the cancer again, Christina decided to remove both her breast in a mastectomy. From there, she started a charity by the name Right Action for Women which provides financial aid who are at high risk of breast cancer.

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9. Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori

In 2007 while aged 29, this Uruguayan actress and model was diagnosed with breast cancer, but due to early diagnosis, she was able to cure it completely. Since then, she has been on the forefront in cancer awareness programs.

8. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

In 2013, Angeline became a source of inspiration when she decided to do a double mastectomy as a preventive measure to avoid getting breast cancer. This was after her mother died of breast cancer and when she got herself checked, she was told she was at high risk of getting it.

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7. Edie Falco

Edie Falco

In the hit television drama Sopranos, this American actress played the role of Carmelo Soprano. In 2003, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she suffered in silence as she underwent treatment as she didn’t want anyone to pity her. By 2004, she had successfully gotten cured.

6. Jaclyn Smith

Jaclyn Smith

She is famous for being one of the Charlie’s Angels in the 70s sitcom. Currently, she is a successful television personality and entrepreneur. In 2002 at age 56, during a routine check, she found a lamp in her breast and immediately started on radiation and lumpectomy and managed to successful defeat cancer.

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