There is no doubt about the fact that “Cancer” is disease which has affected lots of individuals across the globe. Each year it kills numerous individuals across the globe. It has no prejudice, attacking down both the young and the old, rich and poor, black and white etc. Additionally, it also attacked our esteemed celebrities affecting their lives in equally.
But with all pains and difficulties of “Cancer“, these “Celebrities” overcome their sufferings and came back as strong as ever. These celebrities won their battle against various forms of “Cancer” and survived “Cancer” and inspired many other individuals who have lost all of their hopes.
Listed below are the Top 10 Inspiring Celebrity Cancer Survivors, proving that nothing is impossible:
10. Scott Hamilton
Figure skater Scott Hamilton is a proud survivor of Testicular Cancer and is on #10 on our list. She has bravely fought back such a disease and is now all well. She has also founded an organization named The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, through which she brings in awareness for cancer and also raises funds for cancer researches.
9. Suzanne Somers
In the year 2001, this beautiful actress and an author Suzanne Somers declared that she suffering from Breast Cancer and going through the treatment for the same. She survived Cancer through undergoing a successful traditional surgery and chemotherapy. Suzanne Somers has been a supporter of all the alternative choices available for cancer treatment, and also creates cancer awareness through organizing regular cancer screenings for cancer patients as well as other individuals.
8. Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate announced about her Breast Cancer in the year 2008 after experiencing a double mastectomy. Her mom, Nancy Priddy, is also a Breast Cancer Survivor. Christina got the BRCA1 gene mutation through mom in hereditary, which often activates breast cancer, that’s why she opted for the double mastectomy, although she had Cancer only in one breast.
7. Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon, known popularly as the “Miranda from Sex and the City” was diagnosed with breast Cancer in the year 2006, soon after the series had finished. She kept her battle against Cancer under the wraps till she declared it on Good Morning America. Since then she had become an ambassador for Susan G Komen for the treatment.
6. Peggy Fleming
Yet another figure skater and an Olympic gold medalist, Peggy Fleming was identified having Breast Cancer in the year 1998. She and her husband Dr. Greg Jenkins possess Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery, through which they precede donations from sales of their Victorie Rose vintage for local Breast Cancer charities in California.
5. Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong,a reputed cycling champion is considered as one of the most verbal and politically active “Cancer” survivors by far. A proud athlete Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in the year 1996. Soon after that he established the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997, which endows a huge network of support for all Cancer patients and their families.
4. Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne was identified with Colon Cancer in 2002. She survived this disease beside a 33% endurance prognosis even after the Cancer was reached to her lymph nodes. MTV cameras documented her disease while shooting for The Osbournes second season. Thereafter, she established the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars Sinai Hospital in the year 2004.
3. Melissa Etheridge
Next our list is Melissa Etheridge who was identified with Breast Cancer in the year 2004 and undergone chemotherapy. She made her first public appearance after going through the chemotherapy when she acquired Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart” at the Grammys 2005.
2. Kathy Bates
The beautiful actress Kathy Bates kept her fight with Cancer an extremely private affair. Kathy Bates is known popularly for her work in the film named Misery. In 2003, she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer but kept her disease under the wraps till the year 2009.
1. Yuvraj Singh
One of the most inspiring Cancer survivors who top our list is the Indian cricket sensation Yuvraj Singh. His fan got shocked when their dashing Indian cricket all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in the year 2011. He was identified with a non-malignant tumor of the lungs but latter the other tests discovered that it’s Cancer and he is going through the chemotherapy as of now. His doctor Mr.Chaudhary revealed that the disease is at certainly a risky stage but is “Curable”. He is a real fighter and has survived cancer thereby inspiring the other cancer patients. Yuvraj also said once that he will the cycling champion Lance Armstrong is his inspiration to battle his lung tumor. As of the latest reports, Yuvraj Singh is recovering with the every passing day and will soon be back on the field.