7 popular black women who have battled breast cancer

Farida Dawkins Oct 4, 2018 at 01:00pm

October 04, 2018 at 01:00 pm | Women

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

October 04, 2018 at 01:00 pm | Women

Wanda Sykes…Grand Opera House Wilmington

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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