Category Archives: Cancer

Celebrities With Lung Cancer: Survivors and Non-Survivors

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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide after skin cancer. According to the Worldwide Cancer Research Fund, it contributed about 1 in 8 (13%) of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2012 (excluding skin cancer). What causes lung cancer? Well, a vast majority of lung cancer cases — 8 out of 10 or 86% — is caused by cigarette smoking; this figure includes a very small percentage who get cancer through second hand smoke or passive smoking.

Celebrities With Lung Cancer. Wondering about who among your favorite celebrities are living with lung cancer (or succumbed to the disease)? Well, here’s a list:

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Celebrities or Famous People Who Had Ovaries Removed to Prevent Cancer

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Celebrity Ovarian Cancer Surgery Prevention. Aside from our favorite actress Angelina Jolie, here are other famous people who had their ovaries surgically removed as a measure to prevent cancer. Here’s what the celebrities are saying about why they elected to undergo oophorectomy or the surgical procedure to remove the ovaries:

1. Barbara Walters (via hollywoodlife.com): “My sister passed away from ovarian cancer and I had my ovaries removed. It’s not like having the breasts because people don’t see it. But it’s a decision you have to make — it’s preventative. What I think with Angelina Jolie — she’s such a sex symbol and we associate sex with breasts. And the fact that she did this and has retained her beauty and her sexuality. I think it was brave of her, she did it for her own health, but it was so brave to write about it. A women’s sexuality is not tied up with her breasts.

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Celebrities With Bowel Cancer – Ben Richards

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Do you know that the rate of bowel cancer among men has risen by nearly 30% in the past 35 years? According to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, the incidence of bowel cancer among men “have climbed from 45 cases per 100,000 men in 1975-77 to 58 cases in 2008-10, an overall rise of 29 per cent”. Among females, the rate went up by a slight 6% margin from 35 per 100,000 women to 37 per 100,000 during the same period.

How common is the disease? It is more common than you think. In England, it is the second most common type of cancer among women (after breast cancer) and the third most common type of cancer among men (after prostate and lung cancer).

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