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25+ Celebrities Who Survived Cancer

Updated October 20, 2020 207.8k views28 items

This list of celebrities who survived cancer is ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes have battled cancer and survived. One famous comedian even documented his treatment for a television special.

Hugh Jackman is one of many celebrities who have had cancer. Jackman underwent two surgeries to remove skin cancer from his nose and the X-Men actor thinks that he will need many more. He says, "I'm realistic about the future and it's more than likely that I'll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don't remember ever being told to put sunscreen on."

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  • Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Celebrities Who Survived Cancer
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    Jeff Bridges revealed on Twitter on October 19, 2020, that he had been diagnosed with Lymphoma. "Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery," he tweeted. 

    • Born: 1949-12-04
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Hugh Jackman has undergone three surgeries to remove skin cancer from his nose within a year's time. The X-Men actor thinks he will need many more treatments: "I'm realistic about the future and it's more than likely that I'll have at least one more but probably many more."

    He also said: "[This] is not uncommon for an Aussie, particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don't remember ever being told to put sunscreen on."

    • Born: 1968-10-12
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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  • Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Celebrities Who Survived Cancer
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    "Soak Up the Sun" singer Sheryl Crow is a breast cancer survivor.
    • Born: 1962-02-11
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Celebrities Who Survived Cancer
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    Robert De Niro is a prostate cancer survivor.
    • Born: 1943-08-17
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Greenwich Village

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