Actors And Entertainers Fighting Cancer

It’s been called the dreaded C and many more. It is a disease that can shake the faith of the ones faithful and diminish the small 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 fighting. It is cancer. To put it in layman’s terms, cancer is an disease caused by a tumor. Any person can have cancer. Even the famous and prominent personalities go through the trials of cancer. Here are four of very talented and well known celebrities that were diagnosed with the Big C. All of these celebrities came forward in the open and gave it their all while fighting the life altering disease.

Christina Applegate is a much loved mainstream actress that played the part of Kelly Bundy in the sitcom: Married With Children and currently as Samantha Newly on the show, Samantha Who. Last August 2008, reports that Applegate have breast cancer comes out in every medium known to man. Her publicist confirmed the news that she is diagnosed with breast cancer. The positive thing about the diagnosis is that it was caught in starting stages. The cancer cells were found on only one of her breasts but Applegate decided to have a double mastectomy operation within the same month. Christina’s mother is a cancer survivor Which means her disease is greatly on the hereditary side, she decided to take action upon the fatal threat as soon as she could. Christina is now doing well and will undergo reconstructive surgery soon.

Hailed as one of the most successful female pop singers, Sheryl Crow is also a songwriter, political activist and has nine Grammy Awards to her credit. The performer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. As with Christina Applegate, the discovery was caught early. The entertainer underwent a lumpectomy, which is a surgery to remove the tumor in the breast. Sheryl also went through radiation treatment for around two months after the surgery. The singer has been without cancer since the surgery and is amazingly on her second year as a cancer survivor.

Christened as Francine Joy Drescher, Fran is widely known all over as Fran Fine from her TV series, The Nanny. In 2000, Drescher was hurried to the hospital because of uterine cancer, a type of cancer where the tumor attacks the uterus of a person. Her cancer, luckily, was still in its early phase when the procedure to remove the tumor was made so she didnt go through chemotherapy or radiation treatment. After seven years of being free of cancer, the fantastic actress created an organization to help others who are afflicted with cancer. The name of the organization is Cancer Schmancer Movement.

The charming and sexy Patrick Swayze… Dudes envied his scene with Demi Moore in the movie, Ghost, and girls went numb with his dancing moves in Dirty Dancing. No one can utter that they dont know Patrick Swayze. He is now battling pancreatic cancer. He has been having chemotherapy and a operation to take out soiled areas of his stomach. His struggle is far 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.