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Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Never think you're alone, these women (and men - that's right!) share their inspirational stories and experience with the disease.

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    Pretty in pink - Fashion designer and breast cancer survivor Betsey Johnson appears at the Magic Clothing Industry convention at the Las Vegas convention center as she promotes her fall 2012 line on February 14, 2012 in Sin City. (photo by ethan miller/getty images)

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    Giuliana lives pink - literally! Giuliana Rancic celebrates being a survivor at the launch of "Live in Pink" in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at Petit Ermitage Hotel on August 15, 2012 in West Hollywood.

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    Feeling good about herself. The Today Show host Hoda Kotb attends the Self Magazine 5th annual Women Doing Good Awards at the IAC building on September 12, 2012 in New York City. (photo by amy sussman/getty images for self magazine)

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    Elizabeth Hurley is the spokesmodel for the Estee Lauder companies' breast cancer awareness campaign, visiting the Bay Queen Street on October 3, 2012 in Toronto. (photo by ge

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    Wanda Sykes went public in 2011 that she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy, she's now cancer free.

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    "I am joining more than the 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year,"

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    "Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I scream, and I get really angry and I get really into wallowing in self-pity sometimes, and I think it’s all part of healing," Christina Applegate said of her recovery. She had a double mastectomy in August 2008 and is cancer-free.

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    Cynthia Nixon successfully battled breast cancer and plans to serve as an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis," she said.

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    "I feel like I've got a second chance at life," Kylie Minogue said after receiving chemotherapy in July 2006. She was diagnosed in May 2005.

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    Edie Falco quietly battled the disease in 2003.

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    Charlie's Angels star Jaclyn Smith treated breast cancer with radiation.

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    Melissa Etheridge wrote the song, "I Run for Life" for herself and other breast cancer survivors.

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    Olivia Newton-John created her own breast self-exam kit to educate women about breast cancer.

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    A year after beating breast cancer, Peter Criss, a founding member of the rock band KISS, calls himself "the luckiest man in the planet." He is now 63 and cancer free. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 2,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in men each year and approximately 450 men die from breast cancer annually.

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    Television journalist Cokie Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, but after undergoing treatment is now cancer free.

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    Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who was diagnosed in 1988, released a statement after treatment. "I am not sick. I am not bored. I am not resigning." So inspirational!

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    Step by Step to recovery. Suzanne Somers chose an alternative treatment for the disease, opting out of standard chemotherapy.

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    Shirley Temple Black underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed in 1972.

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    On July 31, 2007, anchor Robin Roberts announced on Good Morning America : "I am very, very blessed and thankful that I found it early." - Early detection is KEY ladies! Currently Roberts underwent a Bone marrow transplant to help battle against Myelodysplastic syndrome, a disorder feuled by her breast cancer treatment.

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    1970's music icon Carly Simon underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer in the late 90s. While recovering from surgery, she wrote an autobiographical album The Bedroom Tapes.

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    Former first lady Nancy Reagan battled breast cancer in public in the late 1980's near the end of her time in the White House.

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    Skating her way through! Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after undergoing treatment has been sharing her story with women across the globe.

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    Maggie Smith, well known for her role as the headmistress in the Harry Potter film franchise was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 73. It took mroe than magic to make her well again, but she has since recovered and continues to act! Bravo Maggie!

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