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

Diahann Carroll…Makers

Diahann Carroll

In 1992, actress and singer Diahann Carroll was told that she had breast cancer. Carroll treated her illness by having a lumpectomy followed by 12 weeks of radiation.

In 2016 Carroll stated to Spectrum Health, “The thought of dying certainly will make you humble. …I had to try to handle it with as much dignity and not worry my family about it constantly. I’ve always believed that if you can find a brighter side of a very unfortunate, unhappy-making situation, it’s your responsibility to do that because everyone around you is going to be even more devastated than you. At some point, you have to take charge of the fact that you have a life to live and you’ll do the best that you can.”

Carroll has been in remission since.

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