According to the National Cancer Institute, each year, nearly 12.7 million people in the world are diagnosed with cancer. Although survival rates are increasing across the board, a cancer diagnosis is still one of the scariest things a person can experience. These 10 celebrities have all faced cancer and survived. Their stories may inspire you to get screened, explore alternative treatment strategies and raise awareness.
#9 Lance Armstrong
When Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer, it quickly spread to his brain. He was not expected to survive, let alone to ride competitively again. Armstrong not only beat stage 4 cancer, he returned to with the Tour de France several times. After inspiring millions with his cancer crusade organization LiveStrong, it was revealed that Armstrong had used performance enhancing drugs after his cancer struggle.