Celebrities From The Groovy Era Who Took On Cancer, And Won

By Kellar Ellsworth
Richard Roundtree and Suzanne Somers are both breast cancer survivors. Source: IMDB

No one is safe from cancer -- celebrities can get the disease just as easily as plain folks, as we've been reminded by the recent revelation from Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Celebrities often have more money to buy the best care, but that's no guarantee of survival. Sometimes cancer just wins, and we can all think of famous people who've lost that battle while, perhaps unfortunately, still in the public eye. But what of the winners? Did you know that Jane Fonda, Suzanne Somers, and Richard Roundtree have all successfully conquered breast cancer? And movie tough-guy Robert De Niro has had to battle it as well.

Thankfully, modern medicine has made progress at a rapid rate. More and more people fight the odds and beat cancer in the many forms it takes. Everyone knows that cancer doesn’t discriminate. Sometimes, the most shockingly healthy people must battle this terrible disease. The same is true for celebrities! They may seem larger than life, unassailable figures. But you would be shocked to hear some of the famous people who have fought the big C and won. Without further ado, here’s a list of celebrities from the groovy era who kicked cancer’s butt.