Celebrity cancer patients, survivors
A gallery of cancer patients and survivors, from Gen. Colin Powell to Melissa Etheridge.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is seen before a dedication ceremony at the George W. Bush Library and Museum.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 02: Actor Richard Roundtree attends BET Networks 2013 Los Angeles Upfront at Montage Beverly Hills on April 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. He survived breast cancer. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 03: Television host Sharon Osbourne attends the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala "Love to Erase MS" at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 3, 2013 in Century City, California. She had colon cancer. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Actor Robert De Niro attends the 2013 Actors Fund's Annual Gala honoring Robert De Niro at The New York Marriott Marquis on April 29, 2013 in New York City. He battled prostate cancer. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Harry Belafonte at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. April 24, 2013)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Cynthia Nixon attends the 28th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center on May 5, 2013 in New York City. She is a breast cancer survivor. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
APRIL 22: Actors Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas attend The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Chaplin Award Gala supported by Grey Goose vodka at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on April 22, 2013 in New York City. Douglas has throat cancer. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)
Gloria Steinem, the feminist and founding editor of Ms. magazine, is a breast cancer survivor. (March 26 2007)
Peggy Fleming, figure skater and Olympic gold medalist, has battled breast cancer. (Oct. 6, 2007)
Hoda Kotb, a TV news anchor and co-host on "Today," is a breast cancer survivor. (Sept. 21, 2009)
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former presidential candidate, has suffered from skin cancer. (Sept. 24, 2009)
Nelson Mandela, humanitarian and former South African president, survived prostate cancer. (June 24, 2009)
Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John is a breast cancer survivor.
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 23: Movie Critic Roger Ebert gestures as he is honored with the 2,288th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame June 23, 2005 in Hollywood, California. He battled thyroid and salivary glad cancer, but ultimately succumbed to his illness on April 4, 2013. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 10: Actress Valerie Harper attends Kinetic Content's 2nd Annual Anniversary and Celebration of Betty White's "Off Their Rockers" at the Viceroy Hotel on April 10, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Harper has a rare form of brain cancer. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Kinetic Content)
Comedian Wanda Sykes announced on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" that she had cancer in her left breast. Sykes said she had a double mastectomy in August to eliminate her chances of getting breast cancer again. (Nov. 17, 2005)