According to Breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It's the second deadliest cancer for women in the United States, with only lung cancer causing more deaths in females. However, thanks to early detection and new treatments, those death rates are declining.
Like other diseases and health problems, breast cancer doesn't discriminate, and the rich and famous are not immune to becoming sick. Even some of the most well-known female celebrities around the world have received breast cancer diagnoses during their lifetimes. Luckily, many of them have successfully fought the disease and gone on to live happy, healthy, cancer-free lives.
Singer Sheryl Crow was just 44 in 2006 when she received her stage zero breast cancer diagnosis. Already a Grammy Award-winner, the high-profile musician was also going through a breakup with cyclist Lance Armstrong at the time, making the situation even more difficult. Thankfully, her doctors found the cancer very early.
After surgery and undergoing radiation treatment, she moved to Nashville in hopes of finding some privacy. She also adopted two sons, Wyatt and Levi, over a period of several years, and they helped her get through that difficult period in her life.