Photos: Famous Breast Cancer Survivors

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

Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll’s name has become synonymous with artistic achievement over the years. This legendary actress and singer was the first African-American woman to win a Tony Award, and the first African-American woman to star in her own television show, ”Julia,” in a non-stereotypical role. When the acting pioneer found out she had breast cancer, she became a staunch activist for breast cancer awareness. "The simple truth is that regular screening saved my life."

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