In , the actress took the precautionary measure to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because she's a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation, which increases her risk of developing cancer. Maura Tierney. When a lumpectomy failed to remove all the cancer, Rancic underwent a double mastectomy and has been cancer-free ever since. Mark Ruffalo Marvel superhero actor Mark Ruffalo battled a brain tumor back in Cynthia Nixon. A woman who rocks.
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That astonishes me because what's the alternative? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion. She took immediate action and underwent chemotherapy, followed by a lumpectomy and radiation. Singer Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in after a self-examination, which led her to her doctor for further testing. She's now in remission, but in an interview with Health , she opened up about the challenges that remain. According to V. Sheryl Crow.
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In October , Crow used People. Rancic refused to let her diagnosis get in the way of having children. Jane Fonda. The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. In an interview with Parade , she said, "I've never done drugs or smoked.
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Description: And I was just going to let them go. Neilson Barnard Getty Images. Since she had a history of cancer on her mother's side of the family, the then year-old Wanda Sykes decided to have a preventive double mastectomy. Fonda has been extremely open about her skin cancer journey and her health struggles in general.