PHOTOS: 20 Celebrities who are fighting and surviving cancer - Metro US

PHOTOS: 20 Celebrities who are fighting and surviving cancer

February 4th is World Cancer day and it is an opportunity to reflect and spread awareness about cancer.

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control, an organization that strives to promote equality and to help better understand the disease .

Metro highlights celebrities who are currently living with cancer or have beaten it completely.

Kylie Minogue:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.

Wanda Sykes: Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.

Carly Simon:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997.

Fran Drescher:Diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000.

Cynthia Nixon:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.

Katy Bates:Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, breast cancer in 2012.

Marissa Jaret Winokur:Diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2000

Melissa Etheridge:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004

Michael C. Hall:Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2010

​​Lance Armstrong:Diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996

Olivia Newton-John:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.In 2004 she reported she was cancer free.​

Christina Appelgate:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

Robert De Niro:Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003.

Rod Stewart:Diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1999.

Tom Green:Diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000.

Sharon Osbourne:Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002.

​Sheryl Crow:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004

Suzanne Somers:Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.

Cybill Shepherd:Diagnosed with skin cancer in 1992.

Mr. T:Diagnosed with Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in his ear in 1995.

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