Pages

share to care

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Top 10 celeb cancer survivors



Cancer wrecks your life and shatters you to the core but here is a list of 10 men and women who have fought cancer and some are still fighting with every passing breath. These celebs have not let tumor to degrade their life but instead have bounced back.



10) LISA RAY




Who is she?
Indo-Canadian actress, model, host, philanthropist and social activist.

What type of CANCER?
Multiple Myeloma - an incurable cancer of White Blood Cells.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
23 June, 2009, at age 37.



When was cured from CANCER?
In April 2010 she was free of cancer after stem cell transplant.

Life after CANCER-
A strong advocate of stem cell research and a long time Yoga practitioner, is all set to open Moksha Yoga Brampton 2011.


Quotes regarding CANCER-
"One day they blast you with chemo, and the next they infuse you with stem cells. So basically it's killing you and bringing you back to life."






9) ROD STEWART


Who is he?
British singer-songwriter.

What type of CANCER?
Thyroid cancer.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
May 2000,at age of 55.



When was cured from CANCER?
He was treated that same month but his voice came back only after 9 months and was restricted from singing the whole time; he has fully recovered now.

Life after CANCER-
He is raising funds for ‘The City of Hope Foundation’ charity to find cures for all forms of cancer, especially those affecting children.

Quotes regarding CANCER-
"He must have given me a second chance, and there's something I've got to do with the rest of my life."







8) CYNTHIA NIXON




Who is she?
American actress.

What type of CANCER?
Breast cancer.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
October 2006, at age of 40.


When was cured from CANCER?
In April 2008 (official date is unavailable).

Life after CANCER-
She is an ambassador and spokeswoman for ‘Susan G. Komen for the Cure.’




Quotes regarding CANCER-
"I want to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure educate the 1.1 million women around the globe who face a diagnosis each year.”





7) MICHAEL DOUGLAS


Who is he?
 American actor and producer.

What type of CANCER?
Throat cancer, stage IV.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
August 2010, at age of 66.


When was cured from CANCER?
He fought for continuous six months against throat cancer in 2010 by undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. 

Life after CANCER-
He partnered with ‘Oral Cancer Foundation’for early detection campaigns.




Quotes regarding CANCER-
"I think the odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I've got it beat."




6) NELSON MANDELA



Who is he?
South African politician who served as President of South Africa.

What type of CANCER?
Prostate cancer

When was CANCER diagnosed?
July 2001,at age of 83.




When was cured from CANCER?
He was treated with a seven-week course of radiation.

Life after CANCER-
He has retired from public life and spends his time without much media attention. He was present for the 2010 FIFA WC in South Africa in a rare public appearance.
Three organizations associated with Mandela have been established: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.



Quotes regarding CANCER-
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”





5) ANURAG BASU



Who is he?
Indian film director and writer.

What type of CANCER?
 Acute leukemia.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
In 2004


When was cured from CANCER?
Basu underwent chemotherapy for his illness and is on medication.
                                  
Life after CANCER-
Anurag Basu was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2004 when he was halfway through his film Tumsa Nahin Dekha(2004). He was immediately hospitalized; his doctors announced that he had two months to live. He went on to direct movies like Gangster (2006),Life in a... Metro (2007),Kites (2010),Barfii (2012).


Quotes regarding CANCER-
“I am living with a disease which multiples every second. But I am fine. Why am I talking this? This disease multiplies every minute but I am fine –hale and hearty progressing in life.”



4) KYLIE MINOGUE



Who is she?
Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter, showgirl, and actress.

What type of CANCER?
Breast cancer.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
17 May 2005,at age of 36.


When was cured from CANCER?
Initially misdiagnosed, Minogue was adamant in getting an accurate diagnosis for the lump found in her breast. Minogue underwent surgery on 21 May 2005 at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, and chemotherapy treatment was starts soon after.

Life after CANCER-
She supports ‘Breast Cancer Campaign’.French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel said, "Doctors now even go as far as saying there is a "Kylie Effect" that young women do have regular checks."



Quotes regarding CANCER-
"Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn't necessarily mean they're right".






3) LANCE ARMSTRONG


Who is he?
Former American professional road racing cyclist and won Tour de France a record seven consecutive times.

What type of CANCER?
 Testicular cancer (Embryonal carcinoma), in which immediate surgery and chemotherapy were required he also had an orchiectomy to remove his diseased testicle. Doctor stated that he had less than a 40% survival chance.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
 October 2, 1996, at 25.


When was cured from CANCER?
 January 1998 

Life after CANCER –
'Lance Armstrong Foundation' in 1997 .




Quotes regarding CANCER-
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”






2) ROBERT De NIRO


Who is he?
American actor, director and producer.

What type of CANCER?
 Prostate cancer.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
 October 15, 2003, at age of 60.


When was cured from CANCER?
He was full recovery as his ailment was at an early stage.

Life after CANCER-
In 2011, De Niro supported the Initiative ‘A Logo for Human Rights’ aiming an internationally recognized logo to support the global human rights movement. 



Quotes regarding CANCER-
“You'll have time to rest when you're dead.”




1) YUVRAJ SINGH




Who is he?
 Indian cricketer and the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh.

What type of CANCER?
 Cancerous tumor (Stage-I) in his left lung.

When was CANCER diagnosed?
In October, 2011, at 30.




When was cured from CANCER?
March 18, 2012.

Life after CANCER-
In July 2012, he launched his foundation YouWeCan’. This foundation is meant to fight Cancer by spreading awareness about the disease, benefits of early detection and fighting the pseudo thoughts attached to it.







Quotes regarding CANCER-
“Cancer may be the best thing to have happened to me and maybe I will realise this in the future. There were more bad days than good. I haven't played cricket for one year, and it has been the toughest battle of my life.”




2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

    Thanks,

    Cameron

    ReplyDelete
  2. There are no two ways that India is the world leader in attracting patients from across the borders for medical treatment in India like IVF Mumbai, top 10 cancer doctors in india, Ivf treatment in India, best acl reconstruction surgeons in india, Open heart surgery cost in India, best cardiothoracic surgeons in india, brain surgery at best hospitals in India.

    ReplyDelete