Celebrities Who Battled Cancer - Robert de Niro

Celebrities Who Had Cancer

Perhaps the scariest word to hear out of your doctor's mouth, cancer is a far-reaching disease that still baffles scientists and leaves devastation in its path. While there are plenty of ways to decrease your risk of developing cancer through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices, millions of people every year are diagnosed with some form of the illness.

Cancer touches everyone, and it definitely doesn't discriminate based on who you are, where you live, or what you do. Here are nine cancer survivors who also happen to be celebrities: more living proof that bravery and a refusal to be pacified can make all the difference.

1. Robert De Niro

The accomplished star of films like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Casino, and more recently, the Meet the Parents franchise was diagnosed during the early stages with prostate cancer back in 2003. Because he was in such excellent shape and receiving regular checkups, De Niro made a full recovery and still graces our screen in amazing roles every year. Thank God for Movember!

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