Black Celebrities Affected by Breast Cancer

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  • 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
  • Nina Simone

Patti LaBelle

The legendary singer was never diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she lost three sisters to the disease. After a cancer scare of her own in 2005, she was lucky enough to find out it was nothing.

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