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Celebs who have beaten cancer

Celebrities who have managed to beat the dreaded disease are huge sources of inspirations. Christina Applegate is one of these celebs who has managed to fight back. In 2008, she underwent double mastectomy after doctors found lumps in one of her breasts. Christina is now actively involved in cancer charities.

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Who hasn't heard of cancer survivor Lance Armstrong? He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 and his prognosis was quite bad. However, Lance beat the disease and even won 7 Tour de France titles although these are now contested.

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Robert de Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. He had a successful surgery on his prostate.

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Robert de Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. He had a successful surgery on his prostate.

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Kylie Minogue recovered from breast cancer after going through chemotherapy and surgery in 2005.

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'The Nanny' Fran Drescher was diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. She beat the disease by undergoing a radical hysterectomy.

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American singer Sheryl Crow fought breast cancer in 2006.

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American singer Sheryl Crow fought breast cancer in 2006.

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Rod Stewart had thyroid cancer in 1999. In 2000, he underwent surgery.

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Sharon Osbourne battled colon cancer in 2002. She went through surgery and chemotherapy. Sharon also started the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.

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Sharon Osbourne battled colon cancer in 2002. She went through surgery and chemotherapy. Sharon also started the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.

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