You Might Be Surprised To Know These 10 Celebrities Have Battled Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are approximately 230,000 new cases of breast cancer in women each year. Many celebrities have fought — and beat — breast cancer, and many use their celebrity status to raise awareness about the disease. Here are 10 celebrities who have gone to battle.

Giuliana Rancic

According to CBS News, Giuliana Rancic announced her diagnosis in 2008 on the “Today” show. While undergoing IVF treatments at age 36, her doctor recommended she get a mammogram that revealed breast cancer.

Christina Applegate

In 2008, at the age of 36, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in her left breast. She told CNN that she is the daughter of a breast cancer survivor and had regular mammograms beginning at age 30, but the cancer wasn’t detected until she had an MRI in 2007.


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates told People magazine that doctors discovered cancer in her left breast in 2012, which led to a double mastectomy. She says breast cancer “runs like a river” through her family; her mother and niece were diagnosed, and an aunt died as a result of breast cancer.

Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb was diagnosed at the age of 43 in 2007, after her doctor discovered a lump on her breast. According to Cancer Connect, she credits her friends and family for helping her find a top-notch medical team.

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The Breast Cancer Site is a place where supporters and survivors come together to help fight breast cancer. In addition to sharing personal stories of hope, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on a pink button to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visit The Breast Cancer Site and click today - it's free!
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