“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She didn’t share any other details on her diagnosis or prognosis. HBO said in a statement that she found out about her cancer the day after this year’s Emmy Awards.
Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she carries a mutation in her BRCA1 gene. The genetic mutation dramatically increased her chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Jolie also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after doctors detected anomalies in blood test results.
Jolie previously lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer.
Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2008. The “Bad Moms” star took drastic measures to deal with the illness, undergoing a double mastectomy to reduce the chances of a recurrence.
“Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She opted to treat the disease with a lumpectomy, which she teamed with radiation treatments.
A routine mammogram in 2006 uncovered Sheryl Crow’s breast cancer during its early stages. Following the diagnosis, Crow postponed her world tour and underwent seven weeks of radiation treatments combined with acupuncture and herbal teas.
“Today” show host Hoda Kotb discovered she had breast cancer during a routine doctor’s checkup.
She allowed cameras to film her battle, which included a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
“You can’t scare me,” was the mantra that helped her persevere through the harrowing fight.
Diagnosed in 2003, the actress opted to seek treatment without telling her “The Sopranos” family. The actress underwent surgery in 2004.
“I had my biopsy at 8 in the morning,” she recalled to Parade magazine in 2009. “Within two hours, I knew I had cancer. Then, at 1 o’clock, I had to be on the set of ‘The Sopranos’”
“It was a terribly frightening and surreal time, but I never missed a day of work, even on the worst chemo days,” she continued. “You have no idea at the time that there is a future. It’s a future that involves taking a trip to Sloan-Kettering hospital every six months to make sure I’m okay, but it’s just a part of who I am now. You learn to live with it and are amazed how you find ways to be grateful for it.”
“Charlie’s Angels” star Jaclyn Smith underwent a lumpectomy and radiation treatments after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.
“I walked in and was asked if I was alone. That should have been a major red flag,” she recalled to the Daily News. “When I heard that news, I panicked…When I think back and go through that day, I never should have been there alone.”
Shannen Doherty first went public with her breast cancer diagnosis in August of 2015 and has since documented every part of her fight on social media.
She recently thanked her team of doctors on Instagram after undergoing a chemotherapy session. “Chemo day. I'm lucky to have such a great team!!!” she wrote. “I don't enjoy chemo day or needle like things in my chest or my port but, at least with this crew it's not so bad. Make sure you connect not only with your oncologist but also with the person administering your chemo. Thank you to The Angeles Clinic.”
Sharon first battled cancer in 2002 after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In 2012, “The Talk” host underwent a double mastectomy shortly after discovering she was at risk for breast cancer.
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Giuliana Rancic’s breast cancer was detected at an early stage while undergoing in-vitro fertilization in 2011.
"I was very fortunate. Because I've gone public with the breast cancer, I hear a lot of stories and some are not as great as others. Whether it's resulting in complications from surgery...whatever the case. I hear it all,” she told CBS News. “I realize how fortunate I am...to have just kind of gotten out of there OK because it is such a major surgery."
Wanda Sykes battled breast cancer in 2011 after doctors made the shocking discovery while undergoing a breast reduction. She opted to receive a bilateral mastectomy.
After being urged by close friend Rosie O’Donnell, Melissa Etheridge consulted with renowned breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love about her options given that breast cancer ran in her family.
The rocker opted to undergo a lumpectomy which removed the cancerous tumour and other lymph nodes.