These brave celebrities overcame the dreadful disease

Nov 07, 2018, 15:00 IST
  • These brave celebrities overcame the dreadful disease

    Lisa Ray: The Indo-Canadian actress was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2009. In April 2010, Ray announced that she was cancer-free, following radical stem cell therapy treatment. Soon, she returned to her first-love acting as well. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Anurag Basu: The 'Barfi!' director was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2004 while he was directing Tumsa Nahin Dekha. Doctors said that he had only months to live. However, Basu underwent chemotherapy, fought on and was on medication for three years, as a result of which he overcame the dreaded disease. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    Mumtaz: The legendary actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She underwent a number of chemotherapies and radiations, and the constant treatment meant that she put on a lot of weight. But, eventually, she managed to beat cancer

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    Manisha Koirala: She was diagnosed with ovarian. She underwent surgery in the US and recovered. Pic courtesy Manisha Koirala's Twitter account

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    Yuvraj Singh: 2011 was supposed to be Yuvraj's year as he played the stellar role in India winning the Cricket World Cup. But, it was also the year when he world turned upside down as a cancerous tumour was found in his left lung. Singh soon left for treatment to the US. He underwent three cycles of chemotherapy, and returned home a cured man

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    Sofia Vergara: The Modern Family sexy siren was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000. She had her thyroid removed, underwent iodine radiation therapy and made a full recovery. She now takes medication daily to control the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Barbara Mori: Hrithik Roshan's heroine in Kites, Mori had cancer of the uterus. Thankfully, it was diagnosed at an early stage, and she underwent a successful surgery

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    Kylie Minogue: She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and after chemo and surgery, eight months later she was cancer free

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    Lance Armstrong: He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 and it had spread to his brain and lungs. He was originally given a poor chance of survival, but he went on to not only beat cancer, but also win the Tour de France seven times! However, it was later revealed that the cyclist was involved in a doping scandal

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    Cynthia Nixon: The actress known to most of us as the fiery redhead Miranda on Sex and the City was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at the age of 40

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    Michael Douglas: He announced he was suffering from throat cancer. However, what grabbed bigger headlines was the statement he made following his diagnosis where he said that "this particular cancer is caused by something called HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus". It's a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer

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    Dustin Hoffman: The Oscar-winning actor underwent successful treatment for an undisclosed cancer. There was no previous report of the acting legend falling ill, but his rep confirmed he has been cured

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    Michael Clarke: The Aussie cricketer had a battle with the big C back in 2006. He was diagnosed with two low-grade skin cancers on his face and had to undergo laser treatments to get rid of the cancerous cells

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    Martina Navratilova: In April 2010, the tennis legend revealed that she was taking treatment for breast cancer. There was a malignant tumour in her left breast, which had to be surgically removed. She also underwent radiation therapy for the same

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    Geoffrey Boycott: The former England opener was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2002. Boycott underwent successful radiation treatment for the same, and following remission returned to his commentary duties. Pic/Getty Images

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    Simon O'Donnell: Just days after Australia won the cricket World Cup in India in 1987, the all-rounder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - a type of blood cancer. He headed from the plane back home straight into a hospital. Although he recovered with constant treatment, till this day he says he lives with it

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