10 Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer
Sheryl Crow (diagnosed 2006 at 44)
“I am a walking advertisement for early detection,” Sheryl Crow said in October 2006 about catching suspicious calcifications in both of her breasts on a routine mammogram. The rocker immediately postponed a tour, went into surgery, and had seven weeks of radiation, supplemented with acupuncture and herbal teas. Crowwhose engagement to cyclist Lance Armstrong ended around the time she was diagnosedwas able to skip chemotherapy because her cancer was caught so early. In March 2007, Crow (who has no close family history of breast cancer) petitioned Congress to fund research into possible links between breast cancer and environmental factors.