Everybody knows about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy or Lance Armstrong’s brand Livestrong. But many celebrities try to keep their health problems a secret. Some don’t want to become the poster child for cancer or are afraid to tell even their friends or family.
The American Cancer Society released figures for 2016 showing that there are nearly 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer. I’m sure you can name a few friends or family members diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or who sadly passed because of it. It’s scary, but these celebrities are finally standing up and becoming a voice about the issue that so many Americans face today.
Click next to see which stars are currently fighting, surviving, or were able to overcome cancer.