Celebrities who have battled cancer

POSTED: 05:37 AM PDT Oct 15, 2013    UPDATED: 05:31 AM PDT Jun 21, 2015 

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell announced in June 2015 that his cancer has returned, forcing him to leave the band's current U.S. tour. Click on to see him and other celebrities who have battled cancer.

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Sharon Osbourne had surgery for colon cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes in July 2002. While doctors gave her only a 33 percent survival prognosis, she eventually beat the cancer, with much of her battle documented by MTV cameras during the filming of the second season of "The Osbournes." She later had preventative double mastectomy after discovering she had the breast cancer gene.


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