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  • Breast cancer affects one in eight women. Although it is one of the more common types of cancer, tumors can go unnoticed and lifestyle has little effect on the disease. Unfortunately, there is no amount of money or fame that can shield one from the development of breast cancer. We salute these A-List survivors who have suffered and overcome the disease. 

  • Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow

    Photo credit: Stereogum

    Even before her own diagnosis, Crow was active in raising money for cancer awareness. In 2006 she received the bad news and underwent radiation and minimal surgery. She now embraces a healthy lifestyle to keep cancer at bay.

  • Robin Roberts

    Robin Roberts

    Photo credit: Broadway World

    This Good Morning America anchor was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2007. But with good treatment, she soon bit the bullet and returned to the spotlight.

  • Cynthia Nixon

    Cynthia Nixon

    Photo credit: L.A. Times

    Nixon went public about her diagnosis in 2006. The Sex and the City star continues to stay strong and is a breast cancer activist today.

  • Christina Applegate

    Christina Applegate

    Photo credit: 515 Wayv

    When Christina's doctors found cancer in one breast, she made the hard decision to undergo a double mastectomy. Her mother also being a breast cancer survivor has given Christina a positive outlook on life despite the diagnosis.

  • Giuliana Rancic

    Giuliana Rancic

    Photo credit: US Weekly

    Rancic announced her "big news" on NBC's Today Show.  She didn't have any family history of the disease, so it was discovered while going through In Vitro Fertilization treatment. Since then, she has welcomed her first child and returned to E!

  • Nancy Reagan

    Nancy Reagan

    Photo credit: U.S. News & World Report

    At age 66 during a routine mammogram screening, Nancy Reagan's breast cancer was discovered. Her choice to have a double mastectomy was the right call because the deadly disease never returned, making her a 29-year survivor at the time of her death in March at age 94.

  • Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue

    Photo credit: Nexus

    This singer is celebrating the 11th anniversary of her "all clear" from breast cancer. Back in 2005 when she was diagnosed, it took only four days for her to fearlessly go under the knife. 

  • Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Photo credit: mskathybates.com

    This resilient actress beat breast cancer not once, but twice. She later revealed that she successfully underwent a double mastectomy so that she would not need chemotherapy or radiation. 

  • Janice Dickenson

    Janice Dickenson

    Photo credit: ABC News

    This reality star choked back tears when she spoke to Daily Mail Online on facing her greatest life challenge: breast cancer. She says to the world, "Don't feel sorry for me. I'm gonna stick around for a long, long time." 

  • Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John

    Photo credit: Oh My Mag

    Unfortunately, Newton-John's diagnosis came the same weekend her own father died of cancer. In utter shock, she realized how important it was to stay positive so she could concentrate on her own healing. After a long journey of chemotherapy, herbal formulas and meditation she is still well and cancer-free. 

  • Hoda Kotb

    Hoda Kotb

    Photo credit: Today

    This reporter didn't let her diagnosis keep her away from the camera. In fact, she made a personal documentary of her cancer treatment and experience back in 2007. Kotb had a successful surgery and will be celebrating nine years cancer free this October.

  • Jaclyn Smith

    Jaclyn Smith

    Photo credit: Lifetime

    The battle with breast cancer for this former Charlie's Angel really opened her eyes to the the world of women struggling with the horrific disease. She is now actively involved in Strength in Knowing, an online support system for women who are battling with breast cancer. 

  • Suzanne Somers

    Suzanne Somers

    Photo credit: Huffington Post

    This actress took a different approach in her battle with cancer. Somers decided to veto standard cancer treatment and chemotherapy for a more holistic route. The odds were surely in her favor, as she now stands cancer free at 69 years old. 

  • Judy Blume

    Judy Blume

    Photo credit: Makers

    Blume made the attempt to steer clear of any factors for cancer: She didn't eat red meat, smoke or even drink alcohol. In 2012 she received the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma after a routine ultrasound. At 74 years old, Blume received a double mastectomy. She shares details from her experience in her blog and is grateful for the support of her network of family and friends. 

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