Famous People Who Got Cancer

The Top Ten

1 Walt Disney Walt Disney Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.

Creator of everything we know and loved about Disney � Diagnosed with lung cancer. Died in 1966 as a result of failing health conditions resulting from the cancer.

2 Fran Drescher Fran Drescher Francine Joy Drescher is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.

She survived from uterine cancer. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer on June 21st, 2000.

Fran also created the Cancer Schmancer Moment for people who have cancer.

3 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

Diagnosed with breast cancer. Underwent surgery to remove the tumour and has otherwised completed chemotherapy treatments. The cancer is in remission.

4 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Diagnosed with Malignant melanoma on the right toe. Died of multiple metastasis to the brain, liver, lungs and stomach in 1981, 4 years after he was diagnosed and refused initial surgery to remove the toe.

5 Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Lance Edward Armstrong is a former American professional road racing cyclist. At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990.
6 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

Diagnosed with colon cancer in 1985 and basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) on his nose in 1987. Both surgically removed and no recorded radiotherapy and chemotherapy was needed due to the early discovery.

7 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following ...read more.

Diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer called islet cell neuroendocrine tumor in 2004. Underwent surgery without the need for radiotheraphy or chemotherapy. Cancer is currently in remission.

8 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001. Treated only with radiation therapy. Cancer is currently in remission.

9 Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

Diagnosed with mouth cancer in the late 1930's. Underwent 30 operations to remove the tumors in his jaw. Died in 1939 at the personal request of being euthanized from morphine by his doctor and friend.

10 Terry Fox Terry Fox Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Ran the Marathon of Hope, with an amputated leg, to raise funds for cancer research. Started out in Newfoundland, with the intention of running all the way to British Columbia, but, was forced to quit in Thunderbay Ontario, when cancer had returned & had spread into his lungs.

The Contenders

11 Tom DeLonge Tom DeLonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, ...read more.

He was about to die, thankfully, he got a treatment on time. Skin cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, it can kill someone very painfully. He had skin cancer on his breast.

Yeah, he talked about it in one of his interviews, he was one of the few survivors of this horrible disease many people die with. I am glad he did not die and he survived, I would be sad if he died.

12 Michael Crichton
13 Mr. T Mr. T

Get Some Nuts

14 Edd Gould

I VOTE

15 Delta Goodrem Delta Goodrem Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age.

Diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on July 2003 at the age of 18. Underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as a full treatment and otherwise made a full recovery. The cancer is in remission.

16 Fred Rogers Fred Rogers

Why did he die NOW WE HAVE THIS STUPID SHOW CALLED DANIEL DANGER. NEIBORE FOLKS - Xomanxy

17 Satoru Iwata Satoru Iwata Satoru Iwata was a Japanese game programmer and businessman who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer of Nintendo.
18 Jacquelyn Helton

Lynne Helton died at age 20 from cancer. She kept a tape recorded diary for her infant daughter. Her diary had been used as the main source for the T.V. movie and book, both named 'Sunshine. '

19 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
20 Joey Ramone Joey Ramone Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.
21 Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 3rd greatest female screen legend in American ...read more.
22 Madeline Kahn
23 Graham Chapman Graham Chapman Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.
24 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck ...read more.
25 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

R.I.P ( 1947-2016 )

26 Shannen Doherty
27 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
28 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.
29 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
30 Vader Vader

DARK - Xomanxy

31 Morteza Pashaei Morteza Pashaei
BAdd New Item
P