Photos: Famous Breast Cancer Survivors

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  • Ruby Dee
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Rene Syler
  • Richard Roundtree
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Marsha Hunt
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Edna Campbell
  • Robin Roberts

Rene Syler

Rene Syler, journalist and former co-host of CBSs’ “The Early Show,” was a strong proponent of breast cancer even before she was diagnosed with the disease. Syler won the 2004 Gracie Allen Award for Individual Achievement in the National Best Anchor category for her breast cancer series. In 2006, she underwent a successful bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Campbell's)

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