It’s been referred to as the “Big C” and many more. It is a disease that can test the faith of the ones faithful and take away the minuscule hope of those hopeless. It is a disease that does not discriminate and can care less for the afflicted’s status in life. It is a disease that the world is trying to get rid of. It is cancer. To put it in simple words, cancer is an disease that starts from a tumor. Any person can have cancer. Even the popular and spectacular celebs go through the ups and downs of cancer. Here are some of very talented and well known celebrities that found out they had the Big C. All of these celebrities came forward in the open and gave it their all while battling the life altering disease. Christina Applegate is an award winning mainstream actress that used to play of Kelly Bundy in the sitcom: Married With Children and now as Samantha Newly on the show, Samantha Who. Last August 2008, reports that Christina have breast cancer are released all over TV and the Internet. Her publicist confirmed the reports that Christina is diagnosed with breast cancer. The nice thing about the diagnosis was that it was caught in the begining stage. The problem was found on only one of her breasts but the star underwent a double mastectomy operation in the same month. The actresses mom is a cancer survivor so her cancer is heavily on the hereditary side, she thought to act upon the dangerous threat as soon as she could. Christina is now doing alright and will have reconstructive surgery very shorty.
Acclaimed as one of the greatest female pop singers, Sheryl Crow is also a songwriter, political activist and has nine Grammy Awards to her name. Crow was found out she had breast cancer in 2006. Just like Christina Applegate, the discovery was caught in it’s early stages. The entertainer underwent a lumpectomy, which is a surgery to remove the cancer in the breast. Sheryl also underwent radiation treatment for almost two months after the surgery. The artist has been free of cancer since the operation and is luckily on her second year as a cancer survivor.
Christened as Francine Joy Drescher, Fran is greatly known everywhere as Fran Fine from her TV series, The Nanny. In 2000, The actress was hurried to the hospital because of uterine cancer, a kind of cancer where the cancer affects the uterus of a person. Her cancer, thankfully, was still in its beginning stage when the surgery to remove the cancer was made thus she didnt go through chemotherapy or radiation treatment. After several years of being cancer free, the popular actress created an organization to assist others who are diagnosed with cancer. The name of the organization is Cancer Schmancer Movement.
The dashing and handsome Patrick Swayze… Guys envied his scene with Demi Moore in the movie, Ghost, and ladies went limp with his dancing abilities in Dirty Dancing. No one can say that they dont know Patrick Swayze. He is now battling pancreatic cancer. He has been given chemotherapy and a procedure to remove soiled parts of his stomach. His fight is a ways from being over but hes still out there winning the battle. He recently gave a remarkable speech at the Stand Up To Cancer 2008 event.