Hollywood applauds Jolie for going public with surgery
Lisa Respers France, CNN
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4:43 PM EDT, Tue May 14, 2013
Marcia Cross, who starred on "Melrose Place" and "Desperate Housewives," revealed on Instagram in September 2018 that she had successfully battled anal cancer.
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Reality star Abby Lee Miller was reportedly diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in May. In June she wrote on Instagram "There's nothing I enjoy more than swimming and a good tan. Instead, I start round 3 of chemo......... another battle that I must win!!"
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Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Jael Strauss reveals on social media she has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. "With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it," the 34-year-old wrote on Facebook. "I don't want to die."
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Val Kilmer denied it in 2016 when a former co-star, Michael Douglas, said the actor was suffering from oral cancer. But during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session in April 2017, Kilmer said he "did have a healing of cancer."
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Devin Lima of LFO, seen here at the Grammys in 2006, was diagnosed in October 2017 with stage 4 adrenal cancer. His band mate, Brad Fischetti, delivered the news to fans via a video on social media.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced she has breast cancer in a post on her official Twitter account in September 2017. Louis-Dreyfus wrote that "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one."
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"Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh revealed she was diagnosed in 2015 with a benign meningioma, a tumor that arises from the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Within three days, she had the tumor surgically removed.
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Former CNN talk-show host Larry King revealed in September 2017 that he underwent surgery for lung cancer. The former smoker said he was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer after receiving a chest X-ray.
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In August, "Real Housewives of Orange County" cast member Tamra Judge posted on Instagram that a freckle on her backside was diagnosed as melanoma. In January, she shared that she had surgery to remove other cancerous legions.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood revealed in August that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer three months earlier. Wood, who chain-smoked for 50 years, tweeted that he is fine now after surgery and ready to head on tour with his band.
Maria Menounos was diagnosed with a brain tumor after she began feeling lightheaded on set and suffering from headaches and slurred speech in February. Menounos' surgeon was able to remove nearly 100% of the tumor, which was benign.
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Comedian and writer Jeannie Gaffigan underwent nine hours of surgery May 1 to remove a tumor from her brain stem.
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"Bachelor" alum Lesley Murphy has used social media to document her fight against potentially getting cancer. In April, she had a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA 2 gene mutation, which greatly increases a person's risk of developing breast cancer.
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Actor Ben Stiller revealed in October that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. The tumor was surgically removed three months later, in September 2014, and Stiller has been cancer-free since.
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Hugh Jackman recently underwent treatment for basal cell carcinoma, again, according to a social media post. The Australian actor has been treated for basal cell carcinoma at least four times.
Jaime "Taboo" Gomez of the Black Eyed Peas revealed in November that he survived testicular cancer.
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In August 2015, actress Shannen Doherty confirmed to People that she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She went public with the news after TMZ reported she was suing a former business manager, accusing her of letting the star's health insurance lapse. In August 2016, she said that the cancer has spread and she's had a single mastectomy.
Former Rolling Stone bass player Bill Wyman was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016. An original member of the band, which formed in 1962, Wyman left the group in 1992.
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Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh took to Facebook to reveal he was battling bladder cancer. In an apology to fans for canceling a pair of concerts, Lesh announced he's received treatment at the Mayo Clinic and his prognosis is good.
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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, 52, pulled out of the band's tour in June 2015 after his Hodgkin's lymphoma returned.
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Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, told Us magazine that he was undergoing treatment for rectal cancer. As he did for the prostate cancer, he's using marijuana to take the edge off: "I'm using cannabis like crazy now, more so than ever before," he told the magazine.