With a history of breast cancer in her family, Melissa Etheridge has always been vigilant about regular self-exams and mammograms. The two-time Grammy winner checked into an L. You feel like if you do something more drastic, it will work better.
There are currently more than 2. Here's a closer look at seven women — and one man — who bravely battled breast cancer while being in the public eye. Read on for details on how they were diagnosed, which treatment they chose and how they're doing now.
Louis-Dreyfus shared a photo of typed text along with her signature. Today, I'm the one," she wrote. At first, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon was hesitant to reveal that a cancerous tumor had been discovered in her right breast during a routine mammogram.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Celebrities battle cancer. Marcia Cross, who starred on "Melrose Place" and "Desperate Housewives," revealed on Instagram in September that she had successfully battled anal cancer.
Breast cancer changed a lot about Melissa Etheridge's life, including her relationship with food. But after cancer, Etheridge thinks of food as fuel. She also revealed her "go-to meal" for nourishment: a salmon salad with avocado, apple cider vinegar and olive oil.
Age at high-risk diagnosis: 37 After tests revealed she had a high risk of developing breast cancer, Jolie quietly underwent a double mastectomy, she told the New York Times in a May op-ed article. Age at diagnosis: 42 After discovering a lump in her breast, the Today anchor underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in Marchwhich she now credits with helping her better her life. Like, why hang on to something that is a ticking time bomb?
Try it today! Born just nine months apart in neighboring states — Sheryl Crow in tiny Kennett, Mo. Backstage, Crow, then a backup singer for the Gloved One, approached Etheridge, whom critics had compared to Janis Joplin and Bruce Springsteen when her first album came out that spring, and gushed, "I'm a huge fan of your record!
We respect your privacy. But when two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge talks about her experience with breast cancer at age 43, it's clear how her life, her relationships, and her music have benefited from surviving this condition. At the same time, Etheridge admits that having cancer was a difficult experience, from the shock of the diagnosis to the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Not to mention the lifestyle changes she had to make to recover from the cancer treatment and to lead a healthier life.
Melissa Etheridge describes chemotherapy as "hell. She figured this was one awards ceremony she'd have to sit out. But then her chemo treatment for breast cancer came to an end, and when she was invited to sing a tribute to a woman she considers a major influence, Etheridge decided she'd go to the Grammy's, with hair, or without.
In her battle with breast cancerMelissa Etheridge survived a lumpectomy plus five rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. The experience led her to make over her lifestyle: She committed herself to working every day to keep her body healthy and strong. Here, the two-time Grammy Award winner and mother of two reveals how positive thinking helped her endure uncomfortable treatments and what eating habits she's changed since becoming cancer-free. Brace yourself: this is one rocker sure to inspire.