The former Dexter and Six Feet Under star underwent treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010. He's pictured hereacceptinghis 2010 Golden Globe Award in the knit cap he wore to cover the hairhe lost during chemotherapy. He went intoremission months later.
In 2000, the former star of The Nanny was diagnosed with uterine cancer after being misdiagnosed by eight doctors. She immediately received an emergency hysterectomy and has lived cancer-free ever since.
The E! News correspondent was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2011. She underwent a double mastectomy, followed by radiation treatments and returned to work at E! a week later. What a bad ass.
The groundbreaking comedian announced she had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September 2011. Even though DCIS is considered a stage zero breast cancer, Wanda decided to undergo a mastectomy to lower the likelihood of breast cancer.
The legendary Nightly News anchor was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in 2013. Encouraged by his progress, Brokaw continued to report the news throughout his treatment and announced he was in remission in late 2014.
Dr. Drew had his prostate surgically removed in 2013. He spoke to People magazine candidly about this prognosis, "I'm cancer-free. The erectile function is normal, sex drive is normal, bladder works normally. And I don't have to worry about prostate cancer."
In 1995, the famous tough guy would face the fiercest fight of his life ”” a rare type of T-cell lymphoma. Luckily, the cancer was localized in his ear, and after five treatments over the course of a month, the cancer was gone.
The legendary rocker was diagnosed with a non-invasive type of breast cancer in 2006. She underwent a successful lumpectomy followed by seven weeks of radiation. In 2011, she was diagnosed with a meningioma, a benign brain tumor. Luckily, the tumor did not require treatment. She undergoes routine follow-up exams.
When the Wolverine star noticed a mark on his nose in late 2013, he assumed it was a stunt-related bruise. His wife encouraged him to get it checked and it turned out to be a type of skin cancer called basil cell carcinoma. Since his diagnosis, Hugh has had four skin cancers successfully removed.
If you notice a new discoloration on your skin, get checked, everybody.
The Sex and the City star (pictured on the far right) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, but didn't go public with it until 2008, because of the stigma involved. Since then, she's become a cancer awareness advocate and an ambassador for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
The Nurse Jackie and Sopranos star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Eating healthy, running every day and her commitment to sobriety helped her realize that she was a strong woman and could fight it.
Kathy Bates was diagnosed and successfully beat ovarian cancer in 2003, but kept it under wraps until 2009. She now publicly advocates for cancer awareness and says, "The whole experience was the best thing that ever happened to me because it...made me focus on what was important to me...to continue working, to have relationships with friends, to travel, to have a good relationship with my family. All the things that we begin to take for granted in our daily lives."
The Anchorman and Married With Children actress was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer in 2008. After a double mastectomy, she was cancer-free and spreading cancer awareness through her charitable foundation, Right Action for Women.