Cancer is a disease that affects most of us at some point in our lives—whether it be our own diagnosis or that of a loved one. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute , about 38 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. And going through treatment is no easy feat. In addition to getting support from family and friends, people living with cancer need to learn how to stay positive on their own to fight through challenges and frustrations, and find ways to look forward with their life goals. Just ask these celebs who battled the disease while in the limelight and have served as inspiration in the process. Here are celebrities who have battled cancer and survived it.
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Betsey Johnson grew up with a passion for dance and art. Her fashion career skyrocketed when her avant garde designs became part of the s "Youthquake" movement. In the 70s, however, her career slumped until the punk rock style inspired her to create fashion for a new generation. Johnson opened a boutique in New York's Soho neighborhood, eventually followed by more than 60 stores worldwide. Johnson grew up in the nearby town of Terryville as a child, where she indulged in her two greatest loves: drawing and dance. She had a precocious talent for art, and throughout her youth, she trained in various styles of dance.
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The American Cancer Society projects the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected each year in order to estimate the contemporary cancer burden, because cancer incidence and mortality data lag three to four years behind the current year. This annual report provides the most current information about cancer. A unique feature of these publications is their projections of the number of cancer cases and deaths expected in each state and in the nation in the current year. These widely cited projections serve as a basis for research, but are also readily understood by the public.
By Dailymail. A breast cancer survivor is determined to prove that flat chests are beautiful by posing for stunning topless photographs after undergoing a double mastectomy. Jamie Lee, 41, from Saint Joseph, Michigan , had just stopped breastfeeding her youngest son in when she noticed a shooting pain in her chest and felt a lump in her breast. The mom-of-two went to see her doctor who thought that the lump was a benign cyst but to be on the safe side an ultrasound and biopsy was ordered.