Celebrities who fought and won against CANCER

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We are all aware of the importance of a healthy diet and maintenance of a healthy weight!   Obesity has its own health consequences, for example, diabetes, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.

World Cancer Day takes place on 4 February each year.  The day was first organized by the International Union Against Cancer in 2005.Each year over 12.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million people die from the disease.  Did you know that 30-40% of cancers can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment?

This is the reason why it is so important that we do what we can to prevent cancer and ensure that we all live a healthier life. Here are some celebrities that have fought cancer and won.

 

Sandra Lee

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the popular lifestyle personality and live-in girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, revealed in May 2015 that she had breast cancer. Lee, 48, said she had had a lumpectomy. Later, she underwent a double mastectomy that, despite complications, left her cancer-free

 

Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia who is famous for her portrayal of the character Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 during a routine mammogram. Though initially she was skeptical about letting the media know about her illness, she decided to go public with it years later in 2008 at a television show. Since then, she she’s been active in spreading awareness about breast cancer and is the ambassador for Susan G Komen for the Cure – a non-profit breast cancer organization in the US

 

Kylie Minogue

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Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, who also sang and starred in the song ‘Chiggy Wiggy’ in Blue, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of her concert tour. After her treatment, she made a comeback with Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour.

 

Sheryl Crow

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After discovering she had breast cancer during a routine mammogram, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter underwent minimally invasive surgery for early-stage breast cancer in February 2006, followed by six weeks of radiation. She has since campaigned to raise awareness about the importance of annual mammograms.

 

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Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003 after a regular check-up. DeNiro’s full recovery is attributed to early detection and his overall good health. DeNiro kept the details of his treatment and recovery private.

 

Roger Moore

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Sir Roger Moore, a self-proclaimed hypochondriac and the longest-serving James Bond actor in history who played the secret agent for 12 years, faced one of his worst fears when he discovered he had prostate cancer in 1993. He later underwent a radical prostatectomy and made a full recovery

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