Famous People with Cancer
Below is a list of famous people with cancer. Some on the list have departed. Some of the stars and other notables with cancer are still struggling with the affliction and some have made a full recovery.
Sheryl Crow (top) and Lance Armstrong (bottom)
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013, approximately 1.66 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed. And also in 2013 approximately 600,000 people are expected to die of cancer. The four major mortality groups include breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer.
Below is a partial list that shows the stars, celebs and notables with cancer both historical and present day.
List of Famous People Who Have / Had Cancer
Shirley Temple Black
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Nat King Cole
Robert De Niro
Barbara Bel Geddes
Ulysses S. Grant
Olivia Newton John
Edward R. Murrow
Sandra Day O’Connor
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dame Maggie Smith
As you can see from the list, this disease favors no one person or group. Famous people are as likely to get cancer as you or me.
According to the CDC, U. S. States with the Highest Incidents of Cancer – Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
According to the CDC, U. S. States with the Lowest Incidents of Cancer – Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.
From Hollywood celebrities to politicians to sports heroes and other notables, cancer can strike anyone at any time. Some call cancer “The Disease of Our Age.”
American Cancer Society Facts 2013
Center for Disease Control (CDC)