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These Celebrities Have the Most Inspiring Things to Say About Battling Cancer

Women's Health Logo By Gretchen Lidicker of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 40: Cancer is a disease that affects most of us at some point in our lives—whether it be our own diagnosis or that of a loved one. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, about 38 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. And going through treatment is no easy feat. In addition to getting support from family and friends, people living with cancer need to learn how to stay positive on their own to fight through challenges and frustrations, and find ways to look forward with their life goals. Just ask these celebs who battled the disease while in the limelight and have served as inspiration in the process. Here are celebrities who have battled cancer and survived it.

Cancer is a disease that affects most of us at some point in our lives—whether it be our own diagnosis or that of a loved one. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, about 38 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. And going through treatment is no easy feat. In addition to getting support from family and friends, people living with cancer need to learn how to stay positive on their own to fight through challenges and frustrations, and find ways to look forward with their life goals. Just ask these celebs who battled the disease while in the limelight and have served as inspiration in the process. Here are celebrities who have battled cancer and survived it.

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