20 Celebrities with Breast Cancer

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), almost 2.3 million women have been detected with breast cancer in 2020. The number of cases are getting raised globally every year. However, the mortality rate has lowered due to advanced technology. Many celebrities have also suffered from this cancer and readers can get detailed information about those celebrities below.

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is famous as a stand-up comedian, and her performance on television & movies has always been highly appreciated. Unfortunately, in 2011 she had surgery to turn her breast small, and later, she was caught with breast cancer. However, she was at stage zero, but she decided to operate on her breasts to stay away from the further rise of breast cancer.

Shannen Doherty

The popular Americana actress is famous for her excellence in acting. The 51-year actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and she was already suffering from Crohn’s cancer. The cancer was already spread to lymph nodes, and in 2016, she started having anti-estrogen treatment. She announced in 2020 that she already has stage four cancer.

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow, the famous American Rockstar and musician, was detected with breast cancer in 2006. She had to undergo radiation therapy for seven weeks. She also suffered from depression due to this cancer. The American musician had breast cancer despite of no family history of this cancer.

Barbara Mori

Many are fond of the beautiful acting skill of Barbara Mori. The Mexican beauty was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 years of age. The physicians detect cancer at the initial stage, and hence she is completely cured of this disease. She became a part of the documentary “1 a minute,” which shares relevant information relating to a life of a breast cancer patient. 

Julia Louis

Julia Louis, the popular American actress & comedian, declared suffering from breast cancer in 2017. She announced having this disease after she won the title of Primetime Emmy Award for leading actress in a comedy show. In 2018, she also announced that she was free from breast cancer.

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate, one of the most recognized American actresses, also suffered from breast cancer. Her mother also suffered from this cancer, so Christina went for mammograms. The MRI mentioned that her left breast was diagnosed with breast cancer. She did not take any risk and went for a double mastectomy.

Robin Roberts

The viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America are well-known with the Co-anchor Robin Roberts. She was suspected of having a lump on her breast in 2007. Immediately she had a biopsy and ultrasound. She was suffering from triple negative fast developing cancer. Doctors suggested radiation therapy, chemo, and lumpectomy.

Melissa Etheridge

Among the top celebrities who have faced the criticalities of breast cancer, Melissa Etheridge is a recognizable name. The American Singer and songwriter were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Her mother and grandmother also suffered from this disease, and she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer.

Sandra Lee

The unofficial first lady of New York State, Sandra Lee, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Doctors recognized tumors in three different places. She opted for a double mastectomy to avoid the spread of cancer to another breast. She shared her experience during her journey throughout the treatment in a documentary on HBO.

Giuliana Rancic

The popular Italian Entertainment reporter was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36 years of age. She was trying for IVF when the mammogram test revealed the presence of cancer in her breast. The cancer was at an early stage, but the lumpectomy could not cure the situation. Hence she opted for a double mastectomy.

Olivia Newtown-John

The popular Australian actress and singer were diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. She was involved in the cancer awareness movement worldwide. Unfortunately, she had cancer in her lower back, and she died on 8th August 2022.

Mahima Chowdhury

The beautiful Bollywood actress was diagnosed with breast cancer during her routine health check-up. Doctors suggested chemotherapy, and at present, she is cancer free. But still, she carries on her regular check-ups to stay away from this disease again.


The veteran Indian actress Mumtaz was the heath-throb of many during her acting career. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 at 54 years of age. She won cancer after almost 35 radiation therapy and six chemotherapy. She shared her experience as a cancer patient in the documentary 1 a minute.

Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb, one of the most successful broadcast journalists, was detected with breast cancer in 2007. A lump in her breast was suspected by her gynecologist during her routine check. It is nice to hear that she is cancer free and enjoying her motherhood.

Kathy Bates

The talented and famous actress Kathy Bates suffered from breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer. She went for a double mastectomy to stay away from further cancer criticalities. However, she also suffered from several complications, like lymphedema.

Martina Navratilova

Tennis lovers can hardly forget the name of Martina Navratilova. The 59 grand slam owner was also the victim of breast cancer. She declared that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Doctors suggested radiation therapy, and they removed the tumor surgically. Unfortunately, she has again been diagnosed with breast cancer and throat cancer.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer, songwriter, and actress, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 36. She had surgery in 2005 and went under chemotherapy after surgery. She completed her chemotherapy treatment in 2006 and returned to her regular life.

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson, the popular fashion designer, suddenly came to know that she had a chance of breast cancer in 1999. Once she get cured she started letting women be aware more about this cancer and how to overcome the entire phase.

Cynthia Nixon

In 2006, the famous actress Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent the necessary treatment, and after two years, she was declared cancer free.

Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson is a famous American actress and producer. She also had breast cancer that started in lines of the breast lobules.


Apart from those celebrities, many popular women have suffered from breast cancer for a long time. However, most of them are cancer free after having proper treatment.