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Q: Breast Cancer Survivors ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: toyanukenut-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 21 Jun 2006 12:35 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2006 12:35 PDT
Question ID: 740014
I would like a list of living celebrities or notables who have
survived a bout with breast cancer (even if they later died of
something else).  I would even like listings of relatives who have
breast cancer survivors in their families, like for example the
Baldwin brothers' mother had breast cancer.   Celebrites who weren't
cured, but lived a long time with it could also be listed.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 21 Jun 2006 12:49 PDT
How many people would suffice as an answer to your question?

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Breast Cancer Survivors
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 21 Jun 2006 23:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi toyanukenut,

The following is the result of my research for the requested information:

Suzanne Somers 
Announced on Larry King Live that she is battling breast cancer, and
that she is undergoing homeopathic treatment against the will of her

Olivia Newton-John 
Underwent surgery for breast cancer. [1992]

Nicole Kidman 
When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, 17-year-old Nicole
stopped working and took a massage course so that she could provide
physical therapy (her mom eventually beat the cancer).

Paul McCartney
He had a happy childhood with one younger brother, Michael, until his
mother's sudden death from breast cancer when he was 14.

Linda McCartney
Diagnoised with breast cancer in December 1995. She lost her battle
with the disease on April 17, 1998 at the McCartney Family Ranch in
Tucson, Arizona.

Wendie Jo Sperber
At age 39, Wendie was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Eight years later, on November 29, 2005, Wendie lost her battle.

Wenche Foss
Overcame breast cancer in 1971.

Marcia Wallace
She is grateful to be a 15-year survivor of breast cancer and keeps
herself quite visible as an advocate for breast cancer awareness.

Edie Falco
She was treated for breast cancer in 2004 and her prognosis is very good.

Carly Simon
...particularly a case of writer's block as well as her breast cancer
ordeal and the accompanying depression she experienced due to
chemotherapy. Nevertheless, Carly is now healthy and content and
remains a notable presence in the media and music industry...

Charlton Heston
He and his wife, Lydia, both battled cancer recently. He battled
prostate cancer and she battled breast cancer. Now both are in

Beth Nielsen Chapman
In 2000, Beth experienced her own battle with breast cancer.
Triumphant, she released "Deeper Still" in 2002.

Her mother died of breast cancer on December 1st, 1963.

John Thaw
His wife, Sheila Hancock, is a breast cancer survivor. [June 2001]

Michael Tucker
His wife, Jill Eikenberry, a breast cancer survivor, and Michael
travel around the country and speak to breast cancer groups about 15
times a year.

Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette
Their mother died of breast cancer.

Shirley Temple
Breast cancer survivor.

Rue McClanahan
In 1997, Rue was diagnosed with cancer. She had a lumpectemy and five
months of chemotherapy. She now does a lecture entitled "Aging
Gracefully" for breast-cancer support groups.

Sheila Hancock
A breast cancer survivor.

Erma Bombeck
She survived breast cancer and mastectomy, but kept secret the fact
that she had been diagnosed with adult polycystic kidney disease in
1991, enduring daily dialysis.

Kim Richards 
(2001) Moved to Arizona to be with mother, who had breast cancer.
(Kathleen Richards passed away in March 2002)

Ruth Handler
She was found to have breast cancer in 1970 and had her left breast
removed. She later developed a line of artificial breasts made of foam
and silicon that she called "Nearly Me". She ran the breast prosthesis
company, Ruthton Corporation, for 15 years, before selling it to a
division of Kimberly-Clark.

Myrna Loy
Underwent two mastectomies after being diagnosed with breast cancer twice.

Rosalind Russell
She died after a long battle with breast cancer in 1976 at the age of 69.

Richard Belzer
His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18.

Brittany Murphy
Her mom, Sharon, is a survivor of breast cancer.

Constanze Engelbrecht
In 1998 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, followed by a
mastectomy. The cancer spread to the liver. After going through 20
chemotherapy treatments, she suffered a backlash in March 2000 when
doctors found a brain tumor with 11 metastases spreading through her

Gregg Nourjian
He also has started a new breast cancer research company in memory of
his mother, Wendy, who died of breast cancer.

Announced on 21 January 2003 that she was diagnosed with breast
cancer, after her doctor told her to go through a mamography. Luckily
for her, the cancer was diagnosed at an early stage and is most
probable that she will recover.

Neil Peart
Lost his wife and daughter in a span of 10 months. His daughter Selena
was killed in an auto accident, shortly afterwards his wife Jacqueline
succumbed to breast cancer.

Ingrid Bergman 
Ingrid had died on her birthday, from cancer, on August 29, 1982 in
London, England. She was 67.

Delia Scala
Scala had breast cancer and difficulties following this meant she did
not resume her career.

Jaclyn Smith
August 2002 - underwent a lumpectomy and radiation treatment for
breast cancer after a lump was detected during a routine check-up in
July 2002. She is doing fine. 

Jemma Redgrave
Her mother, Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, died of breast cancer in 1997.

Julie Ege
She was successfully treated for breast cancer in 1986.

Jill Ireland
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, thereupon undergoing a mastectomy.

Belinda Emmett
Diagnosed with breast cancer in the mid 90s which she successfully beat.

Melissa Etheridge
Was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2004.
Announced in late 2005 that she is cancer-free and that she and
partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, are planning to have a child.

Diana Hyland
Diana was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in March. 

Douglas Seale
Seale's third wife was stage actress and three-time Tony Award nominee
Louise Troy, who passed away from breast cancer in 1994.

His mom died of breast cancer.

Derryn Hinch
A sister had breast cancer and a brother is resiliently recovering from a stroke.

Peggy Orenstein
In 1997, at the age of 35, Orenstein was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Eileen Atkins
Is a breast cancer survivor.

Koo Stark
December 2003) Underwent her second mastectomy after being diagnosed
with breast cancer in August, 2002.

Susan Strasberg
On January 21, 1999, Susan lost her struggle with breast cancer in New
York City. She was a youthful 60 years old.

Lynn Redgrave
May 2004) With her photographer daughter Annabel Clark, she published
"Our Journal" in The New York Times, detailing the ups and downs of
her recovery from mastectomy in 2003.

Coral Browne
She met Vincent Price when they co-starred in Theatre of Blood (1973),
and married him in 1974. He was at her side when she died at 77
following a long struggle with breast cancer.

Sonja Christopher
Is a breast cancer survivor.

Anna Moffo
Battling breast cancer for almost a decade, Moffo died of a stroke at
age 73 on March 10, 2006, in New York City.

Stevie Wonder
His ex-wife, Syreeta, died of breast cancer in Los Angeles on July 5, 2004.

Charlton Heston
He and his wife, Lydia, both battled cancer recently. He battled
prostate cancer and she battled breast cancer. Now both are in
Lydia, a breast cancer survivor, underwent a mastectomy in 1991.

Richard Roundtree
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, he is an advocate now and talks
to men's groups about early detection.

Sondra Locke
Breast cancer survivor.

Lynn Sherr
Breast cancer survivor.

Simone de Oliveira
She successfully fought breast cancer.

France Gall
Survived breast cancer.

Brigitte Bardot
Breast cancer survivor.

Alla Nazimova
Breast cancer survivor.

Kaye Ballard
Breast cancer survivor.

Kate Jackson 
Has survived two battles with breast cancer. Once in 1987, and again
in 1989. After a partial mastectomy and radiation, she won her fight
and shared her experience to highlight the importance of mammograms.

Barbara Bel Geddes
Operated on for breast cancer in 1971/72, and relived the experience
in "Dallas" (1978) when Miss Ellie underwent a mastectomy.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
She died due to a self-prescribed overdose of chloroform because she
had terminal breast cancer.

Kathie Browne
Survivor of breast cancer.

Kylie Minogue
Diagnosed with breast cancer and cancelled her tour of Australia. [May 2005]

Ann Jillian
In 1985, at the age of 35, Ann was diagnosed with breast cancer and
underwent a double mastectomy. She battled the disease courageously
and successfully.

Minnie Riperton
In 1976 while working on her fourth solo album, Stay In Love: A
Romantic Fantasy Set to Music, Riperton found that she was suffering
from breast cancer.
Her health continued to decline in 1979 and eventually she lost her
battle with cancer and passed away on July 12, 1979.

Caroline Aaron
...Abady was diagnosed with breast cancer. Abady battled the disease
for several years and died on May 25, 2002, at age 52.

Diahann Carroll
A breast cancer survivor.

Sheryl Crow
Underwent surgery for minimally invasive breast cancer [February 15, 2006].

Kay Helgenberger
Breast cancer survivor.

William Moody 
In 2001, William's wife Dianna was striken with breast cancer and he
cut his time with the WWE back to care for her.

Betty Ford
Breast cancer survivor.

Suzyn Waldman
Breast cancer survivor.

Dusty Springfield
...Dusty Springfield, who died of breast cancer in 1998 at age 59.

Kandace Krueger
Her mother, Barbara Krueger, is a breast cancer survivor.

Jane Cusumano
In June of 2000, two years after putting her breast cancer in
remission, Jane Cusumano founded Chateau Wally Films with her husband
and businessman, James Cusumano.

Nancy Priddy
Breast cancer survivor.


Source of Research:
The Internet Movie Database

This site may also interest you:
PhatNav's Encyclopedia: List of cancer patients

Search criteria: "breast cancer" biography

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by toyanukenut-ga on 01 Jul 2006 11:49 PDT
Dear Rainbow,
Thank you one million, billion times for the timeliness of this
answer.  As I am new to this type of"researcher for hire", I didn't
even knowhow to get back to the page to check on your progress.  I was
hoping for 100 names (people love countdowns of stuff), but this saves
me many days of searching and is very close to my goal.
You have no idea of how much this helps.

Clarification of Answer by rainbow-ga on 02 Jul 2006 02:37 PDT
I'm glad I could help. Thank you for the rating and tip.
Best regards,
toyanukenut-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
I think the Mr/Ms Rainbow is my hero for today

Subject: Re: Breast Cancer Survivors
From: rainbow-ga on 02 Jul 2006 02:36 PDT
I'm glad I could help. Thank you for the rating and tip.
Best regards,

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