Lifestyle June 03, 2019 at 08:00 am

6 Black celebrities who battled cancer and won

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey June 03, 2019 at 08:00 am

June 03, 2019 at 08:00 am | Lifestyle

Wanda Sykes — Photo via iamwandasykes on Instagram

Wanda Sykes
Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and she subsequently had a double mastectomy.

Ironically, Sykes had been given a clean bill of health when she previously underwent a mammogram and biopsy before having breast reduction surgery.

“I had just had a mammogram and a biopsy, and it all came back negative, if I hadn’t had the reduction, who knows what would have happened,” Sykes told People Magazine in 2011.

Sykes has remained cancer free.

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