Cancer can be a pretty deadly disease and, because there is a lot of stigma surrounding it, not all people feel comfortable opening up about their experiences with it, which is really too bad. Because of this, we decided to take a look at celebrities who have fought cancer, won and have had the courage to open up and talk their experiences with it. These celebrities are a great inspiration because they have shown a considerable amount of strength, courage and dignity in how they handled being diagnosed with cancer. Here is our list of 9 celebrities who kicked cancer’s butt!
9. Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has been cancer free now for over a decade. The notoriously private actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2003 and he reportedly underwent surgery that same year. De Niro was able to make a full recovery because his cancer was detected early and because he had opted for the surgery. While the Oscar-winning actor was able to beat his cancer, his father wasn’t. He died in 1993 of the prostrate cancer.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com