20 Celebrities You Didn\'t Know Had Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

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20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

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20 Celebrities You Didn\'t Know Had Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

According to the Mayo Clinic, breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women in the United states.

Scroll down to see the celebrities who have been diagnosed with the disease.

20 Celebrities You Didn\'t Know Had Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)
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Janice Dickinson

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In March 2016, it was revealed that model Janice Dickinson had been diagnosed with breast cancer after doctors noticed a lump during a regular mammogram.

The 61-year-old underwent surgery in April and has since started radiation treatment.

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Janice Dickinson

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In March 2016, it was revealed that model Janice Dickinson had been diagnosed with breast cancer after doctors noticed a lump during a regular mammogram.

The 61-year-old underwent surgery in April and has since started radiation treatment.

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Shannen Doherty

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The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with cancer in February 2015.

The actress had a mastectomy, but unfortunately the cancer spread to her lymph nodes, which forced her to go through chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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Shannen Doherty

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The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with cancer in February 2015.

The actress had a mastectomy, but unfortunately the cancer spread to her lymph nodes, which forced her to go through chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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Kathy Bates

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The Academy Award-winning actress has defeated both ovarian cancer and breast cancer.

Kathy underwent a successful double mastectomy in 2012.

Kathy Bates

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The Academy Award-winning actress has defeated both ovarian cancer and breast cancer.

Kathy underwent a successful double mastectomy in 2012.

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Wanda Sykes

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Comedia Wanda Sykes revealed she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ — a non-invasive "stage zero breast cancer" — in 2011.

The Emmy Award-winning writer chose to undergo a bilateral mastectomy to decrease the likelihood of a more severe form of cancer developing.

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Comedia Wanda Sykes revealed she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ — a non-invasive "stage zero breast cancer" — in 2011.

The Emmy Award-winning writer chose to undergo a bilateral mastectomy to decrease the likelihood of a more severe form of cancer developing.

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Judy Blume

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"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" author Judy Blume was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine ultrasound in 2012.

The writer underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery to treat the disease.

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"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" author Judy Blume was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine ultrasound in 2012.

The writer underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery to treat the disease.

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Dame Maggie Smith

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In 2007, it was revealed the Downton Abbey star had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Following an intense bout of chemotherapy treatment, the Academy Award-winning actress confirmed she'd defeated the disease in 2010.

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In 2007, it was revealed the Downton Abbey star had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Following an intense bout of chemotherapy treatment, the Academy Award-winning actress confirmed she'd defeated the disease in 2010.

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Christina Applegate

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It was revealed in August 2008 that the former Married... with Children star was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer that was not life-threatening.

The Emmy Award-winning actress confirmed she was cancer-free later that month following a double mastectomy.

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Christina Applegate

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It was revealed in August 2008 that the former Married... with Children star was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer that was not life-threatening.

The Emmy Award-winning actress confirmed she was cancer-free later that month following a double mastectomy.

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Robin Roberts

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Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. The following year, she completed surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments.

Unfortunately, the broadcaster was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012, but later announced she was in "good health" in 2013.

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Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. The following year, she completed surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments.

Unfortunately, the broadcaster was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012, but later announced she was in "good health" in 2013.

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Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and quickly began chemotherapy treatment to battle the disease.

Though she later said she was "misdiagnosed," the songstress has been cancer-free for more than 10 years.

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Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and quickly began chemotherapy treatment to battle the disease.

Though she later said she was "misdiagnosed," the songstress has been cancer-free for more than 10 years.

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Giuliana Rancic

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In 2011, Giuliana announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Later that year, the E! News anchor underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to treat the disease.

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In 2011, Giuliana announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Later that year, the E! News anchor underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to treat the disease.

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Hoda Kotb

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News anchor Hoda Kotb underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer in 2007.

The Today Show co-host has been cancer-free since completing treatment and allowed her battle to be filmed for the show.

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News anchor Hoda Kotb underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer in 2007.

The Today Show co-host has been cancer-free since completing treatment and allowed her battle to be filmed for the show.

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Cynthia Nixon

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In 2008, the Sex and the City star revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram in 2006.

After doctors identified the "small tumor," the Emmy Award-winning actress was treated with radiation and underwent a lumpectomy.

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In 2008, the Sex and the City star revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram in 2006.

After doctors identified the "small tumor," the Emmy Award-winning actress was treated with radiation and underwent a lumpectomy.

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Sheryl Crow

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Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow has been cancer-free for more than 10 years.

The songstress was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy in 2006. Following radiation treatment, she confirmed she'd defeated the disease later that year.

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Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow has been cancer-free for more than 10 years.

The songstress was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy in 2006. Following radiation treatment, she confirmed she'd defeated the disease later that year.

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Jaclyn Smith

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Charlie's Angels star Jaclyn Smith was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast following her yearly mammogram in 2002.

The actress underwent a lumpectomy and eight weeks of radiation, and has been cancer-free since.

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Charlie's Angels star Jaclyn Smith was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast following her yearly mammogram in 2002.

The actress underwent a lumpectomy and eight weeks of radiation, and has been cancer-free since.

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Suzanne Somers

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The Three's Company actress was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer in 2001.

The star underwent a lumpectomy and radiation therapy following the diagnosis and successfully defeated the disease. That said, she has since been outspoken about her decision to forgo post-cancer chemotherapy, while staying cancer-free.

Suzanne Somers

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The Three's Company actress was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer in 2001.

The star underwent a lumpectomy and radiation therapy following the diagnosis and successfully defeated the disease. That said, she has since been outspoken about her decision to forgo post-cancer chemotherapy, while staying cancer-free.

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Olivia Newton-John

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Grease star Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 — the same weekend her father passed away from cancer.

Now cancer-free, the Grammy Award-winning artist has undergone a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction.

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Olivia Newton-John

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Grease star Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 — the same weekend her father passed away from cancer.

Now cancer-free, the Grammy Award-winning artist has undergone a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction.

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Carly Simon

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After noticing a lump in her breast several years earlier, the "You're So Vain" singer underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer beginning in 1997.

The diva has been cancer-free since 1998.

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After noticing a lump in her breast several years earlier, the "You're So Vain" singer underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer beginning in 1997.

The diva has been cancer-free since 1998.

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Gloria Steinem

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The famous journalist was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986.

At 82 years old, she has been considered a survivor since undergoing surgery and radiation the same year she was diagnosed.

Gloria Steinem

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The famous journalist was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986.

At 82 years old, she has been considered a survivor since undergoing surgery and radiation the same year she was diagnosed.

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Nancy Reagan

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The former First Lady was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram in October 1987.

Later that month, she elected to undergo a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy.

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The former First Lady was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram in October 1987.

Later that month, she elected to undergo a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy.

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Jessica St. Clair

Jessica St. Clair

The Playing House star shared a powerful essay posted by Stand Up to Cancer on Monday, May 8.

The actress revealed she underwent a mastectomy and 16 rounds of chemotherapy in 2015. 

"I used to joke that since breastfeeding my boobs looked like an old athletic sock with some loose change at the bottom, so when I felt a lump the size of a marble I knew something was terribly wrong," she wrote. 

"Every chemo session, they would pack me in ice, as Lennon puts it, like a 'choice piece of holiday meat.' They distracted me from the intense pain of the cold by reading aloud from old Oprah magazines and feeding me Teddy Grahams and Cheez-Its. I froze my scalp for eight hours using 'cold caps' to keep my hair from falling out (I only lost 30 percent)."

Thankfully, the 40-year-old is doing better than ever and is continuing to raise awareness through her show. 



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Jessica St. Clair

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The Playing House star shared a powerful essay posted by Stand Up to Cancer on Monday, May 8.

The actress revealed she underwent a mastectomy and 16 rounds of chemotherapy in 2015. 

"I used to joke that since breastfeeding my boobs looked like an old athletic sock with some loose change at the bottom, so when I felt a lump the size of a marble I knew something was terribly wrong," she wrote. 

"Every chemo session, they would pack me in ice, as Lennon puts it, like a 'choice piece of holiday meat.' They distracted me from the intense pain of the cold by reading aloud from old Oprah magazines and feeding me Teddy Grahams and Cheez-Its. I froze my scalp for eight hours using 'cold caps' to keep my hair from falling out (I only lost 30 percent)."

Thankfully, the 40-year-old is doing better than ever and is continuing to raise awareness through her show. 



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According to the Mayo Clinic, breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women in the United states.

Scroll down to see the celebrities who have been diagnosed with the disease.