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10 celebrities who beat cancer

Sharon Osbourne fought her battle with colon cancer in 2008 using chemo and surgery. Since then she started the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.

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'The Nanny' Fran Drescher was diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer in 2000. She underwent radical treatment (hysterectomy) and has since then established the Fran Drescher Schmancer Foundation.

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Seven-time Tour de France titleholder Lance Armstrong is one of the most famous cancer survivors. In 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It was so bad that the disease already spread to his brain and lungs. He underwent intensive treatments and beat the cancer.

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Seven-time Tour de France titleholder Lance Armstrong is one of the most famous cancer survivors. In 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It was so bad that the disease already spread to his brain and lungs. He underwent intensive treatments and beat the cancer.

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A double mastectomy was performed on Christina Applegate after lumps were found on her breasts in 2008. She is now very much involved in cancer prevention and established her own cancer foundation.

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Kylie Minogue endured surgery and chemotherapy before she was declared cancer-free. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.

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Robert de Niro had prostate cancer in 2003, but was able to fight it by undergoing surgery.

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Robert de Niro had prostate cancer in 2003, but was able to fight it by undergoing surgery.

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Remember Suzanne Somers of 'Three's A Company'? In 2003, it was discovered that she has breast cancer. She refused chemotherapy and instead chose radiation and homeopathic treatment.

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'Hairspray' star Marissa Jaret Winokur did not only beat cervical cancer, she also had a baby through a surrogate.

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Singer Carly Simon battledt breast cancer by undergoing through reconstructive surgery and mastectomy in 1997.

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Another singer who had cancer was Rod Stewart. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1999. He underwent surgery in 2000.

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Another singer who had cancer was Rod Stewart. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1999. He underwent surgery in 2000.

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