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Michael C. Hall defeats cancer

The ‘Dexter’ actor has reportedly made a complete recovery from his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife says


Chemotherapy is one of the most common methods to treat different types of cancer. Read on to learn how chemotherapy actually works, and what some of the side effects are.

Patrick Swayze loses his battle with pancreatic cancer

Patrick Swayze, the hunk from ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Point Break’, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. Despite aggressive initial treatment – including surgery and chemotherapy – the actor lost his battle on September 14, 2009.

Melissa Etheridge defeated breast cancer

A truly energized performer and a well known rock star, Melissa Etheridge made her presence felt in a unique style. This American singer, songwriter and musician emerged as the face of the homosexual community and strove to champion their cause with unrelenting courage. Her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004 and ensuing treatment never slowed her down.

Remembering Glory: Bette Davis

Rated by the American Film Institute as the second in the list of the greatest film stars of all time, Bette Davis, or Ruth Elizabeth Davis, was the face of the new age woman of the 1930s, who consistently pushed the envelope. Staying true to her passion, she continued acting even after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 75.

Olivia Newton-John’s tryst with breast cancer

Literally like a bolt of lightning, Australian singer and actor Olivia Newton-John struck the world of entertainment and mesmerized audiences everywhere. In 1992, at the age of 44, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sheryl Crow: winning the battle with breast cancer

For many women, fighting breast cancer can feel like a losing battle, but singer Sheryl Crow beat the disease and now all she wants to do is raise awareness and funds in order to make breast cancer a thing of the past.

Brain tumors

Thousands of people are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. But brain tumors do not necessarily equate to brain cancer. Find out here about the difference between cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, their symptoms and treatments.

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