In 2002, Sharon Osbourne underwent surgery and chemotherapy here in the US for colon cancer that eventually spread to her lymph nodes. She had a rather serious case of the illness and was only given about 30% chance of survival. She endured the treatments however, and was cancer free by 2004. She has since had a double mastectomy when she discovered she had a specific gene predisposing her to breast cancer. Photo credit: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
As with most diseases though, chances of avoiding or surviving it greatly favor those who take good care of themselves. Cancer can be beat. Here are 10 prominent celebrities who have succeeded in doing so.