The battle for life: Ben Stiller, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities diagnosed with cancer

Darya SkubEntertainment
Stars who had a malignant tumor removed.

The stories of celebrities who have beaten cancer are a great source of inspiration and hope for millions of people around the world. They show that this terrible disease is a challenge that can be overcome if diagnosed in time.

Fighting cancer requires strength, courage and optimism, and these stars are an example that it is possible to return to a full life after a terrible ordeal. Read more in the article by OBOZREVATEL.

1. Robert De Niro

American film actor, director and producer Robert De Niro monitors his health and has regular check-ups with his doctor. During one of his appointments, in 2003, the celebrity learned that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He didn't hesitate, and immediately went for surgery. Everything went well, and soon after recovery Robert returned to filming.


2. Mark Ruffalo

American actor Mark Ruffalo learned about his tumor in a dream in 2001. According to the celebrity, the dream was so disturbing that he decided to see a doctor just in case. He was diagnosed with cancer. Mark hid this information from everyone, including his wife, who was pregnant at the time. He secretly had an operation, which went well, and only then admitted what he had to face. Now Ruffalo continues to act in films, and in his spare time he devotes to his family.


3. Ben Stiller

American actor, comedian, producer, director and screenwriter Ben Stiller learned in 2014 that he had prostate cancer. He told NME about his struggle with the disease: "I didn't know what to do. First of all, I didn't know what could happen. I was scared. Cancer stops everything in your life. I couldn't even plan to do movies at the time because I didn't know what would happen next."

Thanks to timely treatment and removal of the tumor, Ben is in remission. He is now being checked regularly for recurrence.


4. Kylie Minogue

Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue learned in 2005 that she had breast cancer. After this sad news, she rescheduled her performances. "When the doctor told the diagnosis, it seemed like the ground was out from under her feet," the singer shared her memories. However, she decided to fight back. She had surgery to remove the tumor and underwent an eight-month course of chemotherapy.

The illness went away. Now Kylie continues to give her fans joy with her performances. "Life is a series of challenges, and you should strive to have as many enjoyable moments as possible," she says.


5. Hugh Jackman.

Australian film actor and producer Hugh Jackman battled carcinoma (a malignant tumor made of epithelial tissue) in 2013. Since then, he has been actively treated and underwent six operations to remove the tumor. Now the celebrity undergoes regular checkups and never leaves home without sunscreen.


Previously OBOZREVATEL wrote about 5 stars suffering from incurable diseases.

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