Ben Stiller told audiences on the "Howard Stern Show" that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He explained that the tumor had been growing for the past 5 years of his life, and had recently been revealed to be cancerous. He had to have his prostate removed and has been cancer-free since 2016.
Doctors told The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo that he had a brain tumor back in 2001, after he had actually dreamt about having one! Spooky! He underwent a complicated, but thankfully successful, operation to have the tumor removed and was able to start working again shortly afterwards!
Kylie Minogue dazzled audiences with one hit after the other back in the day. In 2005, her musical career was put on hold when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery and treatment, and managed to beat the disease. The gorgeous Australian is a role-model for many women, since she publicly and openly discussed her illness and how to cope with it.
Actor Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2010. He underwent a course of intensive chemotherapy and was declared cancer-free and healthy in 2011.
Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey's cancer was detected in late 2009. Today, "Baby" has made a complete recovery.
Singer Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and has had two mastectomies. Luckily, the singer has made a full recovery and is still able to go on tour!
Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife, beat colon cancer in 2002. When Sharon learned that she had an increased chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer due to a genetic mutation, she had a double mastectomy.
American Horror Story star Kathy Bates has defeated cancer twice. She underwent a double mastectomy in 2003 after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Today, Bates is fighting fit.
Christina Applegate, who became a household name starring in the cult series Married... with Children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. After a double mastectomy, doctors were happy to be able to tell her that she had beaten it.
Action-star Hugh Jackman was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2013. He explained in an interview that "it (is) not untypical for an Australian with roots in England to be diagnosed with skin cancer...especially if you grew up in Australia where nobody tells you to use sunscreen..."
Doctors diagnosed Sheryl Crow with breast cancer back in 2007. The singer has made a full recovery since then.
Music legend Rod Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1999 and underwent surgery in 2000. After a lengthly fight he was able to beat it and is now back to performing today!