Famous People With Cancer  

Cancer invades any part of the human body, and affects people from all ages and groups. Some of the famous personalities who have died or survived cancer are listed below.

The iconic musician Bob Marley, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on his right toe, died of multiple metastases to the brain, lungs, liver and stomach, at the age of 36, in 1981.

Kylie Minogue, the Australian pop singer, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She underwent a surgery to remove the tumor and completed chemotherapy treatments and the cancer is in remission.

The Australian pop star, Delta Goodrem was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer which attacks the body's immune system, in July 2003. She revealed symptoms like rashes from head to toe, perspiration, loss of weight and fatigue apart from the appearance of a lump on her neck. She underwent a surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the cancer is in remission.

Ronald Reagan , the 40th U.S president, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1985 and basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) on his nose in 1987. Both the cancers were surgically removed and there was no radiotherapy or chemotherapy required due to the early discovery.

Walter Elias Disney, the co-founder of the famous Walt Disney Company died out of lung cancer in 1966. After many years of chain smoking he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was admitted to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where his health began to deteriorate, causing him to suffer a cardiac arrest.

The co-founder and CEO of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer called Islet Cell Neuroendocrine tumor in 2004. Resisting the idea of conventional medical treatments and embarking on a special diet, he underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy in 2004, which removed the tumor. Jobs did not undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Nelson Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in 2001. He underwent a seven-week course of radiation and the cancer is in remission.

Sigmund Freud the Austrian psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology and the father of Modern Psychiatry was diagnosed with mouth cancer in the late 1930's. He died in 1939.

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