Celebrities who have battled cancer

POSTED: 05:37 AM PDT Oct 15, 2013    UPDATED: 08:04 AM PST Dec 07, 2015 

Former President Jimmy Carter announced on Sunday that he is cancer free, months after first announcing that his skin cancer had spread to his brain. Click on to see other famous people who have battled cancer.

celebrity cancer - Peter Falk
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At the age of 3, "Columbo" actor Peter Falk was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer that must be treated quickly because it develops rapidly. Within two days, his tumor was removed along with his right eye. He used a prosthetic eye for the rest of his life.

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