Photos: Famous Breast Cancer Survivors

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

Angelina Jolie

The actress penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times in which she revealed that she underwent three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts as a preventative measure. Jolie, whose mother passed away from breast cancer at age 56, tested positive for the BRCA1 gene which increased her chances for the disease to 87 percent. Her risk dropped to 5 percent after the double mastectomy.

(Photo: AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

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