10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

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Usually the stories about the stars from the gossip columns are beautiful glossy pictures: weddings and breakups, infidelities and scandals, travel, movie premieres and house purchases. However, it is not uncommon for trouble to invade the lives of celebrities, and they enter into a real, non-cinematic, battle for life.

Such a terrible disease as oncology, unfortunately, did not escape the heroes of our material, both Russian and foreign. But they were able to come out victorious and became an example for those who are ready to give up in the same situation.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

The popularly beloved writer Daria Dontsova initially accepted the first symptoms of the disease with joy — suddenly, as always dreamed, her breasts began to increase. However, a close friend did not share this joy and sent her to the doctor, who passed a merciless verdict — the stage is neglected, there are several months left to live, it is possible to do something, but it is pointless.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Daria flatly refused to put up with the verdict: three children, husband, mother, mother—in-law, dogs - how can I die here? The treatment was long and painful — 18 operations, chemotherapy, radiation. But no less important than the treatment was Dontsova's attitude — she did not give herself a minute to think about death, developed a "daily mandatory program of work on herself." It included a variety of seemingly insignificant things — the main thing was to move, to occupy yourself.

It was then, in the hospital, that Daria first began to write, and her first detective novel was born there, which marked the beginning of a further successful career. Since then, sports and writing have remained unchanged in the list of mandatory daily activities. And Daria has been an Ambassador of the charity program of the company "Together against Breast Cancer" for many years.

The audience learned about the struggle of Laima Vaikule with a terrible disease from the TV broadcast with Oksana Pushkina, which became a revelation for many Russian women. Until then, few of the stars dared to admit such a secret and urge women to take care of themselves, go to the doctor more often.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Lyme said that in her case, the cancer was detected in the last stage, a very advanced tumor gave no more than 20% chance of survival. An operation was urgently performed, followed by a long recovery process. The singer admitted that she had gone through several stages — terrible fear, a desire to hide in a corner and feel sorry for herself, envy of those who are healthy, an understanding of the need to accept the help of loved ones.

The famous "Wolverine" recently said that his childhood spent in Australia made him an ideal candidate for skin cancer, besides, he never used sunscreen, despite the fact that Australia has long been firmly in the lead in the number of sufferers of this disease. Such carelessness came out sideways to the actor: in 2013, doctors diagnosed him with skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Moreover, Jackman's wife literally forced him to go to the doctor — to check a suspicious mole on his nose. As a result, it became clear — cancer, and even on the face! What could be more terrible for an actor? However, Hugh treated the whole situation with courage and humor — he regularly posted photos on his social networks after the procedures with frightening patches on his nose.

He did not hesitate to appear in this form at social events and actively encouraged everyone: "Please don't be stupid like me. Be sure to check. Every three months I undergo an examination. Now this is the norm for me."

The performer of the role of Miranda, one of the four friends from "Sex and the City", in many ways resembles her most famous heroine — for example, by her steadfastness of character. This trait helped her when she found out about her diagnosis — breast cancer. In addition, Cynthia had a positive example before her eyes — her mother successfully overcame the disease when the actress was still a child.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

This is what saved Cynthia herself — knowing about her genetic predisposition, she underwent regular examinations, and the tumor was discovered at an early stage. Nixon did not report her illness to almost anyone except her family, and the press found out about everything only a few years later.

The experience was reflected in the career of the actress: later she played in a Broadway theater production based on the play by Margaret Edson "Wit", where her heroine — poetry teacher Vivian Biring — also has cancer. For the sake of this role, the actress even shaved her head, which caused a lot of hype in the press — many media outlets suggested that the disease had indeed returned.

The wife of the legendary rock musician Ozzy Osbourne was diagnosed with rectal cancer, and was given a very disappointing prognosis - no more than 30% probability of survival, since the tumor managed to metastasize to the lymph nodes. Sharon, known for her brash temper and iron character, did not save herself before cancer — surgery and chemotherapy even became part of the reality show "Osborne", the filming of which Sharon refused to interrupt.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Now Sharon is healthy and even jokes about herself — according to her, instead of hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on plastic surgery, it was much more important to check the "rear", and calls on all women at risk (after 40 years) do a colonoscopy regularly.

Svetlana Surganova will certainly agree with Sharon, whom a timely colonoscopy could save from many years of torment. Svetlana suffered from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract since childhood - the body could not digest even ordinary porridge and bread, she was prescribed the strictest diet. When the choice arose between a job in the specialty (pediatrics) and a career in the group "Night Snipers", Surganova preferred music.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Constant touring, lack of a normal regime and a healthy diet aggravated her condition, but the singer ignored the alarming symptoms for a long time until the pain became unbearable. The hospital was diagnosed with cancer of the sigmoid colon.

Two operations followed, the doctors were forced to make a hole in the abdominal cavity and bring out the tube and attach a pouch to the stomach, in which they had to go to the toilet for several years. With these tubes, Svetlana courageously continued to perform, tour, and participate in photo shoots. Only recently, the singer got rid of this painful reminder of her illness, but still very carefully monitors her health.

The popular singer found out that she had breast cancer in 2005. In the press, this information had the effect of an exploding bomb, causing quite unhealthy interest — Kylie, who was very thin, hiding her head under colorful scarves, could not take a step without the annoying attention of paparazzi.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

However, neither this, nor the heavy surgery and subsequent chemotherapy did not break the fighting spirit of the petite Australian beauty. On the contrary, Minogue often talks about how the difficulties experienced made her stronger and forced her to look around, think about who was in the same situation and needs help.

Kylie has organized her own breast cancer foundation, constantly participates in charity, actively encourages all women not to forget about the need for constant preventive visits to the doctor in order not to give the disease any chance.

The Oscar—winning Hollywood actor faced a terrible disease at the age of 60 - he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately, the actor did not neglect preventive examinations, so the tumor was detected at an early stage. De Niro underwent a radical prostatectomy, which his colleague Arnold Schwarzenegger did at the time, and since then the actor's illness has not bothered him for about 15 years.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Doctors noted that the recovery period took De Nero has very little time, because despite his age, Robert is actively involved in sports, and most importantly, he does not avoid doctors and passes all the necessary examinations on time.

American comedian Ben Stiller can be called De Niro's companion in misfortune — he also learned about prostate cancer during a routine examination, and does not stop repeating what a lucky guy he was that he was vigilant. Ben admits that after hearing his diagnosis, he first felt fear, and then confusion — it was unclear how to live on, whether to plan filming.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

Fortunately, after a successful operation, the 51-year-old actor continues to successfully act and live a normal life. However, there are also changes — Stiller now passes medical examinations twice as often and actively encourages all men to take a test for prostate cancer, which saved his life.

The star of Dexter, one of the most successful TV series in history, also did not escape the sad fate of suddenly hearing about a terrible diagnosis — Hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer of the immune system. Michael was 39 — the same age his father died of prostate cancer. Hall saw this as a bad omen, and began to think that karmic retribution had overtaken him for playing the role of a homicidal maniac.

10 celebrities who got cancer, but were able to beat it

However, Jennifer Carpenter's wife did not give up, supporting her in the most difficult moments when the treatment began to change Michael's appearance — he became very thin, his eyebrows, hair and eyelashes fell out, his face swollen. Hall didn't want to tell anyone about his illness, but there was no hiding the obvious, and he told his story right on stage, at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild ceremony, where he won the award for Best Actor.

Despite all the twists and turns, the filming of "Dexter" continued — Michael had to wear a wig and glued eyebrows and eyelashes. However, the treatment bore fruit — the disease receded, remission began. Now the actor is a representative of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Community, visits patients, speaks at meetings, takes part in photo shoots, saying that you always need to keep fighting.

Keywords: Disease | Stars | Oncology | Victory | Cancer

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