10 stories of Hollywood actors who defeated cancer!

We all know well that cancer is a deadly disease. But if cancer is detected and treated in early stages, it is not that harmful. With the latest advancement in technologies, detecting cancer has been made easy leading to the increase in a number of cancer survivors. Survival rates differ for various cancers but are highest for breast, prostate, endometrial, colorectal, and melanoma cancers.

Recent researches show that diet, physical activity, and nutrition play an important role in preventing cancer. Below are 10 Hollywood stars who have survived cancer and are leading happy lives.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo survived a brain tumor. Back in 2001, he had a dream of having a tumor in his brain. Bothered Mark has visited a doctor, and it turned out that he actually had a brain tumor. He told The Guardian that he loved acting and thought that he might not do it again.


Dr. Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew survived Prostate Cancer. Dr. Drew discovered that he had elevated PSA when he returned home from the Caribbean in 2011. He had undergone a successful surgery late and told People magazine that he was cancer-free and that he was completely fine.


Tom Green

Tom survived Testicular Cancer. “The Tom Green Cancer Special” was aired on MTV which was written and directed by Tom. The special revealed Tom’s experience with testicular cancer.


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Mr. T

Back in 1995, when Mr. T was removing a diamond earring, he felt a strange sensation. When he visited a dermatologist, a biopsy revealed that he has T-Cell Lymphoma. Mr. T told Coping magazine that he couldn’t actually believe that cancer has his name. He added that he had personalized cancer.


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Sharon Osbourne

Sharon was diagnosed with Colon cancer in 2002. But in 2009, she was informed that she has breast cancer. Sharon told to Hello! magazine that she had cancer before and she didn’t want to live under the cloud again. Sharon informed that she had undergone a double mastectomy.


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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl survived breast cancer and is being diagnosed by a brain tumor. In 2014, Sheryl told The Mirror that finding out that she had cancer was a game-changer. She added that when she started looking at the list of people she took care of, she at the bottom of her list.

Wanda Sykes

Wanda was told that she has a very early stage of breast cancer while undergoing routine breast reduction surgery back in 2011. Wanda thought that cancer might get fearful and has undergone a double mastectomy.


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Micheal C.Hall

Micheal survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2010 when he was 38 years old. Micheal revealed in the same year that he was undergoing treatment and was touched by the support his fans gave him.


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Lance Armstrong

Though Lance Armstrong is one of the 100 Fittest Men of All Time, cancer has been a part of his too. In 1996 the doctors discovered that cancer has spread to his brain, abdomen, and lungs. Lance was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in 1997.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh was informed that he had Basal Cell Carcinoma in his nose back in 2013. Since this discovery, Hugh has undergone many procedures. Presently, Hugh visits the doctor every three months to be checked.


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