Celebrities who have battled cancer

POSTED: 05:37 AM PDT Oct 15, 2013    UPDATED: 10:20 AM PDT Aug 02, 2016 

Cancer is a disease that doesn't discriminate, even when it comes to fame and fortune. Click on to see some celebrities who have battled cancer.

celebrity cancer - Lance Armstrong
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In October 1996, cyclist Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his stomach, brain and lungs. He underwent immediate surgery and chemotherapy to save his life and eventually had an orchiectomy to remove his diseased testicle. While he was given less than a 40 percent survival rate, he was eventually declared cancer free in February 1997.


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