These Celebrities Survived Breast Cancer and Advocate for Awareness

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According to, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. It's one of the deadliest types of cancer for women in the United States, second only to lung cancer. However, thanks to early detection and new treatments, those rates are declining.

Like other diseases and health conditions, breast cancer can affect anyone — and it does affect almost everyone. Even some of the most well-known women celebrities have received breast cancer diagnoses during their lifetimes. Luckily, many of them have successfully fought the disease and gone on to live happy, healthy and cancer-free lives. Here are some of their stories.