The following are a list of celebrities that have faced breast cancer: 40,000 women this year will die from breast cancer; one out of every 8 women will be diagnosed. Men are also on the list below. Men are usually diagnosed in later stages because of lack of awareness. Early detection is life saving!
Edie Falco: Nurse Jackie
Jacklyn Somers – one of Charlie’s Angels – all three had cancer
Gloria Steinam – a leader in women’s rights
Suzanne Somers – Three’s Company
Kate Jackson – another Angel
Christina Applegate – Double mastectomy
Melissa Etheridge – singer and song writer
Olivia Newton John – actress and singer “Grease”
Richard Roundtree – actor
Rue McClanahan – The Golden Girls
Jill Eikenberry – LA Law actress
Ann Jillian – Actress, double mastectomy 1985
Sandra Day O’Conner – supreme court justice
Lynn Redgrave – actress
Shirley Temple – one of the first to go public with mastectomy news
Sheryl Crow – Singer
Nancy Reagan – First lady
Judy Blume (Its me God, Margaret) author
I am sure there are probably many more. But its just amazing how much cancer there is in our world. Amazing and sad.
This list makes my heart sad. But, on the other hand, they have all survived so far. (Rue died from a stroke, 12 years after surviving breast cancer). First lady Nancy Reagan underwent a mastectomy in 1987, and was at the forefront of vocally expressing the need for mammograms!
But why do we have to get this anyway?