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.
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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.