Black Celebrities Affected by Breast Cancer

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  • Nina Simone
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Richard Roundtree
  • Minnie Riperton
  • Naomi Sims
  • Lil' Mama
  • Nas
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Ruby Dee
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Robin Roberts
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Bershan Shaw
  • Zoleka Mandela
  • Roxie Roker
  • Audre Lorde

Diahann Carroll

Groundbreaking actress Diahann Carroll, 75, is a breast cancer survivor. At the age of 63, she was shocked to be diagnosed with the disease so late in life. Currently she is an advocate for breast cancer awareness, encouraging Black women to be diligent about their yearly mammograms.

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