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Breast Cancer Survivors

Find out which celebs are advocates of the pink ribbon

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    Doctors estimated that Angelina Jolie had a high chance of developing breast cancer because she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene. She recently underwent a double mastectomy in hopes of prevention.

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    Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in mid-February 2006. She appeared on CNN in August 2006, where she talked about her experience. She underwent minimally invasive surgery and chemotherapy.

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    Hoda Kotb underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2007 to battle her breast cancer diagnosis.

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    While trying a third round of in vitro fertilization, Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with an early stage breast cancer. She was treated with a lumpectomy, followed by radiation.

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    Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, and endured chemotherapy to fight it off.

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    Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer at the very young age of 29!

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    Only weeks after she become the first lady, Betty Ford underwent a double mastectomy, after being diagnosed with the disease in 1974.

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    Robin Roberts was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in 2007. She underwent surgery, 8 rounds of chemotherapy, and over 6 weeks of radiation.

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    Kathy Bates had a double mastectomy, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012.

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    At only 18, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She underwent a double mastectomy, after discovering she was a carrier of the BRCA gene, to prevent a relapse.

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    After learning that she carried the gene for breast cancer, Sharon Osbourne decided to get a double mastectomy in 2012.

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    During a routine mammogram, Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She became an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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    Jennifer Saunders was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, and is now in remission after a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

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    In 2010, Kim Novak revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She went into remission after treatment.

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    After being diagnosed with a noninvasive form of breast cancer, was diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), Wanda Sykes elected to have a mastectomy.

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    Judy Blume announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Her doctors discovered the disease during an ultrasound as she was preparing for a long trip to Italy.

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    At the end of one of her shows in September 2011, Andrea Mitchell announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily she caught it early enough, and was treated.

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    It's true, men can develop breast cancer too. Rock star Peter Criss was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. He noticed a lump on his chest while working out, and was treated with a lumpectomy.

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    Maura Tierney was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2009. She underwent a skin-sparing mastectomy, and also three months of chemotherapy.

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    Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and was treated with a lumpectomy, followed by radiation therapy.

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    Jaclyn Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, and battled the disease with a lumpectomy, and radiation.

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    In 2007, Maggie Smith revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Today she is a survivor.

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    Betsey Johnson kept her breast cancer diagnosis a secret, fearing the attention would affect her business and career. After a lumpectomy and radiation, she became cancer-free.

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    Carly Simon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, and underwent surgery the same year, and then again in 1998.

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    Gloria Steinem was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994.

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