CancerPoints

Celebrities with Cancer
 
Cancer does not respect fame and fortune

 

Many famous people have been diagnosed with cancer. The following list of celebrities (famous and infamous) who have had cancer is organized by type of cancer. Cancer strikes without regard to fame and fortune, good or bad.

Please note that this list includes cancer survivors in addition to people who died subsequent to a cancer diagnosis. People do not need to have died of cancer to be included on this list.

Cancer - Type Not Specified

  • Hiroaki "Rocki" Aoki - Founder of Benihana Restaurant Chain
  • David Lance Arneson - Co-inventor of "Dungeons & Dragons" role-playing game
  • James A. Baker - Texas Supreme Court Justice
  • Gloria Shayne Baker - Composer and Lyricist
  • Roscoe Lee Browne - Actor
  • Chandralekha - Dancer
  • Elizabeth Choy - Singapore War Hero
  • Michael Crichton - Author (Jurassic Park, Andromeda Strain, Rising Sun, Twister, Disclosure, Timeline, ER)
  • Ty Cobb - Baseball Player
  • Gary C. Comer - Founder of Lands End clothing company
  • Cookie - Brooklyn Diana Monkey
  • Madelyn "Toot" Payne Dunham - Grandmother of President Barack Obama
  • Christopher Essex - Fashion Designer
  • Giacinto Facchetti - Italian Soccer Player
  • Gert Fredriksson - Olympic Canoeist
  • Janice Hamblin - $10 million American Family Publishers Sweepstakes Winner
  • Harriet - Caribbean Flamingo at the Como Zoo (St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • Joseph Kauffman - Peace Corps Founder
  • Jay Koch - Ronald Reagan Lookalike
  • Jim Lemon - Baseball Player
  • Edward Lorenz - Father of Chaos Theory ("Butterfly Effect")
  • JoAnna Lund - Cookbook author
  • Janis Martin - Singer (Female Elvis)
  • Jeff McClelland - Airline executive
  • George McCorkle - Marshall Tucker Band guitarist
  • Gloria Monty - TV Producer ("General Hospital")
  • Bobby Nichols - PGA Tour
  • Philippe Noiret - Actor ("Il Postino", "Cinema Paradiso")
  • Peter Charles Orton - Founder, HIT Entertainment (Bob the Builder)
  • George Page - TV Host (PBS series "Nature")
  • Denis Payton - Sax Player ("Dave Clark Five")
  • Alfred Peet - Gourmet Coffee Guru
  • June Pointer - Singer (Pointer Sisters)
  • Sidney Pollack - Actor and Director
  • Patricia Goedicke Robinson - Poet
  • Bert Sheldon - Actor
  • Rudolf Vrba - Auschwitz death camp escapee
  • Dennis Weaver - Actor ("Gunsmoke")
  • Richard Wright - Musician, Founding Member of Pink Flyod

Bladder Cancer

  • Francis George - Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • Eugene Saenger - Radiologist (Studied effects of radiation on the body)

Bone Cancer and Sarcomas

This category includes sarcomas, which are cancers of connective tissues. Rhabdomyosarcomas are sarcomas associated with skeletal muscle tissue. Chondrosarcomas are sarcomas associated with cartilage tissue. Liposarcomas are sarcomas associated with fat tissue.

  • Jenessa Boey Byers (Rhabdomyosarcoma) - 8-year-old featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and lobbied Congress on childhood cancer cures
  • Nick Clarke (Sarcoma) - Broadcast Journalist (BBC)
  • Digger - Police Dog
  • Queen Hatshepsut - Ancient Egyptian Mummy
  • Don Herbert - TV Host ("Mr. Wizard")
  • Vincent Angelo Meli
  • Diane Middlebrook (Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma) - Author
  • Morag Morrison - Blind Bowler
  • Michael Turner (Chondrosarcoma, Right Pelvis) - Comic book illustrator

Bowel Cancer

  • Bobby Moore - England World Cup Team Captain
  • Terry Jones - Actor ("Monty Python")

Brain Tumors

  • Ahmed al-Rubei - Kuwaiti Politician
  • Lyle Alzado - Football Player
  • Susan Denise Atkins - Convicted Murderer, Member of "Manson Family"
  • Lee Atwater - Chairman, Republican National Committee
  • Jerome "Butch" baldassari - Mandolin Player
  • Dr. Sheela Basrur, Public Health Leader (SARS Outbreak)
  • James Batten - CEO, Knight Ridder Newspapers
  • Mollie Beattie - Director, US Fish and Wildlife Services
  • John Buttera - Hot Rod Designer
  • Dan Duva - Boxing Promoter
  • Don Fusilli - CEO of Michael Baker Corp.
  • George Gershwin - Composer
  • Rod Gilchrist - Cartoon Art Museum Executive
  • Tim Gullikson - Pete Sampras' Tennis Coach
  • Scott Hafeman - Golf pro
  • Max Helton - Founder of Motor Racing Outreach Christian ministry
  • Bruce Henderson - Imation CEO
  • Craig "Ironhead" Heyward - NFL fullback
  • Dick Howser - Manager, Kansas City Royals
  • Edward M. Kennedy (Malignant Glioma) - US Senator
  • Lynn Kohlman - Fashion Model and Photographer
  • Ryan Larkin - Oscar-nominated Animator
  • Yves Saint Laurent - Designer
  • Reginald Lewis - CEO, TLC Beatrice
  • Bob Marley - Reggae Singer
  • Frank Edward "Tug" McGraw - Baseball Player
  • Robert McNair - SC Governor
  • David McDonald - Actor ("What's Love Got to Do with It")
  • Greg Morris - Actor (Mission Impossible)
  • Bobby Murcer - New York Yankees' Announcer
  • Joseph Gober Nazel Jr. - Journalist & Biographer
  • Robert D. Novak - Columnist, Chicago Sun Times
  • Megan O'Connell - Model
  • Bob O'Connor (CNS Lymphoma) - Pittsburgh Mayor
  • Pat Paulsen - Comedian
  • Slim Pickens - Actor
  • Pete Rozelle - NFL Commissioner
  • Dan Quisenberry - Pitcher, Kansas City Royals
  • Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Lani Silver - Founder of Holocaust Oral History Project
  • Gene Siskel - Movie Critic
  • Deke Slayton - Astronaut
  • Dawn Steele - Movie Studio Executive
  • Annette Strauss - Former Dallas Mayor
  • Jan Streeter - Wife of NH Mayor Bernie Streeter
  • Robert Swanson - Founder of Genentech
  • Mike Synar - US Congressman
  • Michael Walsh - CEO, Tenneco
  • Eric Wolf - Arpanet developer
  • Jerry Zucker, Billionaire scientist and CEO of Hudson's Bay Company

Breast Cancer

  • Henrikje van Andel-Schipper (Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer) - World's Oldest Person (115 years old)
  • Christina Applegate - Actress
  • Ingrid Bergman - Actress
  • Shirley Temple Black - Actress
  • Erma Bombeck - Journalist
  • Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara - IVF mother who gave birth at 66
  • Chris Calloway - Singer
  • Rachel Carson - Author
  • Julia Child - Chef
  • Peter Criss - Drummer for KISS rock band
  • Sheryl Crow - Singer-Songwriter
  • Maggie Daley - Wife of Chicago Mayor
  • Bette Davis - Actress
  • Jo Ann Davis - Member of Congress
  • Kelly Jo Dowd - Hooters Girl
  • Elizabeth Edwards - Wife of US Senator
  • Jill Eikenberry - Actress
  • Linda Ellerbee - TV Host
  • Belinda Emmett - TV actress
  • Melissa Etheridge - Musician
  • Edie Falco - Actress
  • Sasha Ferrer - Writer-Producer
  • Carly Fiorina - Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Peggy Fleming - Figure Skater
  • Betty Ford - First Lady
  • Georgia Frontiere - Female owner of NFL football team
  • Kathryn Frost - Major General in US Army (Highest Ranking Woman in US Army)
  • Barbara Gittings - Gay Rights Activist
  • Ernie Green - Football player
  • Nanci Griffith (Breast Cancer, Thyroid Cancer) - Singer
  • Dorothy Hamill - Olympic Figure Skater
  • Ruth Handler - Barbie Doll
  • Diana Hyland - Actress
  • Kate Jackson - Actress
  • Ann Jillian - Actress
  • Susan Komen (Her sister, Nancy Brinker, founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.)
  • Patti LaBelle - Singer
  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson - Mezzo-Soprano
  • Juliette Gordon Low - Founder, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Linda Eastman McCartney - Wife of Paul McCartney
  • Kylie Minogue - Singer
  • Martina Navratilova - Tennis Player
  • Ellie Nesler - Vigilante killer of son's accused molester
  • Olivia Newton-John - Actress/Singer
  • Dr. Jerri Nielsen - South Pole
  • Cynthia Nixon - Actress
  • Sandra Day O'Connor - Supreme Court Justice
  • Nancy Reagan - Former First Lady
  • Lynn Redgrave - Actress
  • Wendy Richard - EastEnders Actress
  • Minnie Riperton - Singer-Songwriter "Loving You"
  • Cokie Roberts - Journalist
  • Robin Roberts - ABC Anchor (Good Morning America)
  • Richard Rountree - Actor
  • Carly Simon - Singer
  • Jaclyn Smith - Actress
  • Suzanne Somers - Actress
  • Susan Sontag (Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) - Author
  • Soraya - Latin Singer
  • Gloria Steinem - Founder, MS Magazine
  • Wanida Tantiwittayapitak - Thai Social Activist
  • Maura Tierney - Actress
  • Jane Tomlinson - Completed Ironman, Marathons and Triathlons on Chemotherapy
  • Leigh Tomlinson - Singer, Actress
  • Fawn Vrazo - Journalist
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz - Member of Congress
  • Mickey Wright - Golfer

Cervical Cancer

  • Eva Narcissus Boyd - Loco-Motion singer ("Little Eva")
  • Heather Burcham - Proponent of HPV Vaccine
  • Chandralekha - Indian dancer and choreographer
  • Barbara Garcia - Proponent of HPV Vaccine
  • Jade Goody - Dental technician appeared on British reality TV show "Big Brother"
  • Connie Kay - Pat O'Brien's singing piano player (French Quarter, New Orleans)
  • Elizabeth Brenden Kelly - Baker and Restaurant Owner
  • Dawn Kilpatrick - Army Sergeant Major, Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Secretary of the Army
  • Vicki Malouf - Fashion Industry Executive
  • Kathleen McBridge - Actress, Dial soap model
  • Dianne Metivier - President of Cerebral Palsy Society
  • Anita Mui - Asian Pop Diva, Actress ("Madonna of Asia")
  • Eva Peron - Argentina's first lady ("Evita")
  • Linda F. Pezzano - Consultant who launched 'Trivial Pursuit' game
  • Patsy Ramsey - Mother of JonBenet Ramsey
  • Alma Sedgwick - Fictional television character in Coronation Street (British soap opera)

Colon Cancer

  • Corazon Aquino - Former Philippine President
  • Charlie Bell - McDonald's CEO
  • Ted Corbitt (Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer) - American Distance Runner
  • Eric Davis - Baseball Player
  • Mildred "Babe" Didrikson - Olympic Track & Field Athlete
  • Farrah Fawcett (Rectal Cancer) - Actress
  • Ron Fineman - TV Journalist
  • John Forsythe - Actor
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice
  • Aribert Heim (Rectal Cancer) - Fugitive Nazi War Criminal ("Dr. Death")
  • Dick Hickox (Esophageal Cancer, Colon Cancer) - Basketball Player
  • Betty Hutton - Actress
  • Chen Jinlang - Singer (Singapore)
  • Eartha Kitt - Singer
  • Ernie Ladd (Colon, Stomach, Bones) - Football Player, Wrestler
  • Marilyn Martinez - Standup Comedian
  • Juanita Millender-McDonald - Member of Congress (D-CA)
  • Frank Morgan - Saxophonist
  • Sharon Osbourne - Wife of Ozzie Osbourne
  • Walter K. Palmer - Health Insurance Executive
  • Jean Pelletier - Quebec City Mayor
  • Harold Pinter - Nobel Prize Winning Playwright
  • Abdul Razzak (Colorectal Cancer) - Gitmo Detainee
  • Ronald Reagan - US President
  • Ted Schroeder - Tennis Champion
  • Charles Schultz - Peanuts
  • Joel Siegel - Film Critic (ABC Good Morning America)
  • Leroy Sievers - Journalist (ABC News Nightline executive producer, CBS News)
  • Damu Smith - Peace and Environmental Activist
  • Tony Snow - White House Press Secretary
  • Darryl Strawberry - Baseball Player
  • Robin Toner - New York Times Reporter
  • Charlie Walker - Grand Ole Opry member and Honky-Tonk Singer
  • Edward Yang - Director
  • Lee Young - Jazz Drummer

Esophageal Cancer

  • William R. Bennett Jr. - Physicist (Gas Lasers)
  • Bill Cameron - Canadian News Anchor
  • Bruce Dal Canton - Baseball Player
  • Kenjiro Haitani - Japanese Children's Author
  • Dick Hickox (Esophageal Cancer, Colon Cancer) - Basketball Player
  • Makoto "Mako" Iwamatsu - Actor
  • Jaap Penraat - Helped Jews escape the Holocaust
  • Martin Arthur Pomerantz - Astrophysicist
  • Ann Richards - Texas Governor
  • Ron Silver - Actor
  • Larry Stewart - Secret Santa (anonymously gave away $100 bills to the needy each December)
  • Tom Lantos - Member of Congress and Holocaust Survivor

Head and Neck Cancer

  • Bobby Hamilton - NASCAR driver
  • Victor Navarra - Firefighter, Marathon Runner/Coordinator

Intestinal Cancer

  • Archbishop Christodoulos - Leader of Greek Orthodox Church
  • Gordon B. Hinckley - President of Mormon Church
  • Paul Hunter - Masters Champion Snooker Player

Kidney Cancer

  • Linda Cloud - Texas lottery director
  • Edsel Dunford - TRW Inc. President
  • Kevin Hawkins - 9/11 detective
  • Lee Hazelwood (Renal Cancer) - Singer/Songwriter
  • Barbara Gallagher - Artist (Alabama)
  • Ivica Racan - Former Croatian Prime Minister
  • Lee Remick (Kidney, Liver, Lung Cancer) - Actress
  • Joni Richards - mother of Denise Richards

Liver Cancer

  • Chloe - Miller Park Zoo river otter
  • Christopher Glenn - CBS Radio Anchor
  • John William Minton (Liver Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Wrestler "Big John Studd"
  • Calvin Owens - Bluesman
  • Lawrence Payton - Singer
  • Clermont Pepin - Composer
  • Lee Remick (Kidney, Liver, Lung Cancer) - Actress
  • Donald Reese - NFL Football player
  • Suzuki Roshi - Zen Buddhism
  • Jane Rule - Canadian Novelist
  • Lydia Sum - Hong Kong Actress
  • Bungo Yoshida / Teruo Takahashi - Japanese Puppeteer (Bunraku)

Lung Cancer

See also mesothelioma.

  • Edward Albert - Actor
  • Raul Alfonsin - President of Argentina
  • Desi Arnez - Actor
  • Neil Aspinall - "Fifth" Beatle, Beatle's Business Guru
  • Mark Belanger - Baseball Player
  • Jack Benny (Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer) - Comedian
  • Leonard Bernstein - Composer
  • Jimmy Carl Black - Frank Zappa's Drummer
  • Gerald Boyd - Managing Editor, New York Times
  • Gay Robert Brewer Jr. - PGA Tour Champion
  • Yul Brynner - Actor
  • Herb Caen - Journalist
  • Ron Carey - Teamsters President
  • Allen Carr - Anti-Smoking Guru
  • Eric Carr - Musician
  • Julia Carson - Member of Congress (D-IN)
  • Nat "King" Cole - Musician
  • Desiree Collins - FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Litigant
  • Gary Cooper - Actor
  • Luiz Jose Costa - Musician
  • Joe DeNardo - TV Meteorologist
  • Willie Denson - Singer-Songwriter ("Mama Said")
  • Joe DiMaggio - Baseball Player
  • Walt Disney - Animator
  • David Allyn Dokich - Rapist
  • Jimmy Dorsey - Musician
  • Morton Downey, Jr. - Comedian
  • Richard J. Durrell - First Publisher of People Magazine
  • Duke Ellington - Musician
  • Russell Ellington - Harlem Globetrotters Coach
  • Barbara Epstein - Editor (New York Review of Books, US edition of The Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Freddy Fender - Singer
  • Freddie Fields - Hollywood agent and producer
  • Martin Fierro - Saxophonist
  • Jim Finks - Football Player
  • Kam Fong - Actor
  • George MacDonald Fraser - Author (Flashman books)
  • Larry Gilbert - Golfer
  • Betty Grable - Actress
  • George Grizzard - Actor
  • Bobby Hachey - Singer
  • Carrie Hamilton - Actress
  • Lloyd Haynes - Actor
  • Susan Hayward - Actress
  • Andrew Hill - Jazz Pianist
  • Cheryl Holdridge - Mouseketeer
  • Mo Howard - Comedian
  • Nancy Gore Hunger - Al Gore's Sister
  • Peter Jennings - ABC Anchor
  • Andreas Katsulas - Actor (One-armed man in "The Fugitive")
  • Eddie Kendrick - Singer
  • J. Ward Kennedy - Cardiologist
  • David Knapp - VP Investor Relations, Westinghouse Electric Corp.
  • Jesse Donald [Don] Knotts - Actor
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti - Religious Teacher
  • Hilly Kristal - Father of Punk Rock
  • Larry Linville - Actor (Comedy)
  • Nancy Littlefield - Head, NYC Film Office
  • Kim Manners - X-Files Director
  • Robert Mardian - Watergate figure
  • Roger Maris (Lung Cancer, Lymphoma) - Baseball Player
  • Bob Marley - Singer
  • Dean Martin (Lung Cancer, Testicular Cancer) - Actor
  • Kiel Martin - Actor
  • Pat Marsden - Broadcast Journalist
  • William McAnulty - Kentucky Supreme Court Justice
  • Roddy McDowell (Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer)
  • Wayne McLaren - Marlboro Man
  • David McLean - Marlboro Man
  • Doug McLure - Actor
  • Audrey Meadows - Actress
  • Melina Mercouri - Actress
  • Tammy Faye Messner - Televangelist
  • George Millay - Founder of SeaWorld and Wet 'n Wild
  • Robert Mitchum - Actor
  • Claude Monet - Painter
  • Gabriel Montalvo - Vatican envoy and ambassador to the US
  • Edward R. Murrow - Journalist
  • Paek Nam-sun - North Korea Foreign Minister
  • Paul Newman - Actor, Race-car Driver and Entrepreneur
  • Charles Norwood - Member of Congress (R-GA)
  • William D. O.Hagan - Mueller Industries Inc. President and CEO
  • Mate Parlov - Olympic, World Champion Boxer
  • Benny Parsons - NASCAR driver
  • Suzanne Pleshette - Actress
  • Vincent Price - Actor
  • Ayn Rand - Author
  • Lou Rawls (Brain/Lung Cancer) - Soul Singer
  • Harry Reasoner - Journalist
  • Dana Reeve - Actress
  • Lee Remick (Kidney, Liver, Lung Cancer) - Actress
  • Cal Ripkin, Sr. - Baseball Player
  • Dave Roberts (from asbestos) - Baseball Player
  • Wayne Schenk - Lottery Winner
  • Barbara Seaman - Patients Rights Advocate
  • Beverly Sills - Opera Star
  • Lowell Smith - Dancer
  • W.D. Snodgrass - Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet
  • Ralph Sturges - Chief of Mohegan Indian Tribe in Connecticut
  • Ed Sullivan - Entertainer
  • Lauren Terrazzano - Reporter (Newsday)
  • Hank Thompson - Country Singer
  • Will Thornbury - Actor (Camel TV Ads)
  • Spencer Tracy - Actor
  • Beau Tucker - Country Music Manager (father of Tanya Tucker)
  • Forrest Tucker - Actor
  • Rafael Tufino - Puerto Rican Artist/Painter
  • John Updike - Novelist
  • Jim Varney - Comedian
  • Jimmy Walker - Basketball Player
  • Marion E. Warren - Photographer
  • John Wayne - Actor
  • Sandy West - Drummer ("The Runaways")
  • James Whitmore - Actor (Won Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony awards)
  • Sir Kyffin Williams (Lung, Prostate) - Artist
  • Carl Wilson - Musician

Lymphoma

  • Paul Allen (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Cofounder of Microsoft
  • Joe Andruzzi (Burkitt's Lymphoma) - Football Player
  • Gene Autry - Singer/Actor
  • Paul Azinger - Golfer
  • Ed Bradley - CBS News Anchor (60 Minutes)
  • Michael Brecker (Leukemia) - Jazz Saxophonist
  • Robin Bush (Leukemia, age 3) - Daughter of President George H.W. Bush
  • Susan Butcher (Leukemia) - Winner of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • John Allan Cameron (Leukemia, Bone Marrow Cancer) - Celtic Musician
  • Howard Carter (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Egyptologist, Discovered Tomb of Tutankhamum
  • William Casey - CIA
  • Joseph Coors - Adolph Coors Brewing Company
  • John Cullen - Hockey Player
  • Mark Fields - Football Player
  • Martin Fry - Musician (ABC)
  • Andres Galarraga - Baseball Player
  • Tim Garton - Swimmer
  • Delta Goodrem (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Singer
  • Edward Gramlich (Leukemia) - Member, Federal Reserve Board
  • Michael C. Hall (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Actor
  • Lynden David Hall (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Soul Singer
  • Richard Harris (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Actor
  • Daniel Hauser (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Minnesota Boy whose parents refused Chemotherapy and left the state to avoid a court order, later resumed chemotherapy
  • Anthony Herrera - Actor
  • King Hussein - Jordanian King
  • Arte Johnson - Actor
  • LeShon Johnson - Football Player
  • John Kanzius (Leukemia) - Developed radio frequency ablation device
  • Ray Katt - Baseball Player
  • Saku Koivu - Hockey Player
  • Mario Lemieux (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Hockey Player
  • Dinu Lipatti (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Pianist
  • Charles A. Lindbergh - Aviator
  • Jeff MacNelly - Cartoonist
  • Mickey Mantle, Jr. - Baseball Player
  • Roger Maris (Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Baseball Player
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Nobel Laureate
  • Luke Menard (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - American Idol finalist, 7th season
  • John William Minton (Liver Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Wrestler "Big John Studd"
  • Carrie Nye - Actress
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) - First Lady
  • Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) - Shah of Iran
  • Joey Ramone - Musician/Singer
  • Steve Reeves - Athlete/Actor
  • Natt Riddles (Leukemia) - Blues Harmonica Player
  • Freida Riley (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - American School Teacher "October Sky"
  • Paul G. Rogers - Member of Congress
  • Gito Rollies - Rock Singer
  • Arlen Specter (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - US Senator
  • Brandon Tartikoff (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - TV Executive
  • Craig Thomas - US Senator
  • Fred Thompson - US Senator
  • Paul Tsongas - US Senator
  • Mr. T (Laurence Tureaud) - Actor
  • Gene Wilder - Comedian
  • Ethan Zohn (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) - Winner of "Survivor: Africa"

Mesothelioma

  • Ron Cyrus - Grandfather of Pop Star Miley Cyrus
  • Paul Gleason - Actor
  • Stephen Jay Gould - Scientist
  • Steve McQueen (stomach mass) - Actor
  • Warren Zevon - Musician

Multiple Myeloma

  • Richard Bell - Keyboardist and Songwriter
  • Daniel N. Finegood - Prankster (Changed Spelling of Hollywood Sign)
  • Louis Rukeyser - Author and TV Host (Business & Economic News)
  • Roy Scheider - Actor (Jaws movies)
  • Chandra Shekhar - Indian Prime Minister
  • Stan Winston - Special Effects

Ovarian Cancer

  • Marcheline Bertrand - mother of Angelina Jolie
  • Claudia Cohen - Gossip Columnist
  • Stanley Ann Dunham - Mother of President Barack Obama
  • Sharon Tyler Herbst - Food Author
  • Coretta Scott King - widow of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Gilda Radner - Comedienne and Actress

Pancreatic Cancer

  • Christie Allen - Singer
  • Carola Ashford - Restored Alcatraz Gardens
  • Count Basie - Jazz Musician
  • Griffin Bell - US Attorney General
  • Jack Benny (Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer) - Comedian
  • Stephen Bernard - Founder of Cape code Potato Chips
  • Joseph Bernardin - Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • Former president Jimmy Carter lost four family members to pancreatic cancer.
  • Daniel Cassidy - Author "How the Irish Invented Slang" and Slanguage Columnist
  • Emily Couric - Viginia State Senator, Sister of Today Show host Katie Couric
  • Joan Crawford - Actress
  • George Crile - CBS News
  • Dr. Ronald M. Davis - AMA President
  • Michael E. Deaver - Ronald Reagan Adviser
  • Arthur H. DeRosier Jr. - College President
  • Gene DeWitt - Advertising Agency Head
  • Fred Dressler - Time Warner Cable TV Executive
  • Thomas H. Eubanks - Archaeologist
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Musician
  • Charles Grimes - Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Melissa Hayden - Dancer (Ballet)
  • Marilyn Horne - Opera Star
  • Robert 'Skip' Jennings - ABC News Cameraman
  • Steve Jobs (Islet Cell Neuroendocrine Tumor) - Apple Corp. CEO
  • Hal Kant - Attorney representing the Grateful Dead
  • Ken Kennedy - Computer Scientist (Parallel Computation)
  • Bill Kitchen - Cartoonist
  • Catherine Baker Knoll (Neuroendocrine Cancer) - Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Michael Landon - Actor
  • Rafi Lavi - Israeli Contemporary Artist
  • Magnus Magnusson - Host of TV Quiz Show Mastermind
  • Rene Magritte - Artist
  • Henry Mancini - Musician
  • Arif Mardin - Producer
  • Eric Markusen - Genocide Expert
  • Laurie Bartram McCauley - Actress (Friday the 13th)
  • Andrew J. McKelvey - Entrepreneur (Monster.com)
  • Margaret Mead - Anthropologist
  • Actor Matthew Modine lost his father to pancreatic cancer.
  • David 'Fathead' Newman - Jazz Saxophonist
  • Michael J. Parman - Publisher of the Press Democrat
  • Randy Pausch - Computer Scientist (Virtual Reality Pioneer, "The Last Lecture")
  • Luciano Pavarotti - Singer
  • Fred Paxton, Chairman of the Board of Paxton Media Group (owns newspapers in 9 states)
  • Dith Pran - "Killing Fields" Survivor
  • Billy Pugh - Inventor of NASA Safety Nets
  • Donna Reed - Actress
  • Morris W. Rosenberg - Reporter (AP Bureau Chief)
  • Mel Sachs - Attorney to the Stars
  • Michael Signer - Interfaith Expert
  • Patrick Swayze - Actor
  • Gene Upshaw - Football Player
  • Lee Walczak - Journalist
  • Irving Wallace - Author
  • George D. Warrington - Passenger Rail Executive (Amtrak, NJ Transit)
  • Willye White - Olympic Track and Field Athlete
  • Judith D. Wilkenfeld - Attorney (Fought Tobacco Industry)
  • Chuck Winders - Firefighter, Stock-Car Racer, Softball Player

Prostate Cancer

  • Harry Belafonte - Musician/Actor
  • Yahweh ben Yahweb (Hulon Mitchell Jr.) - Religious Sect Leader
  • Joe Brodsky - Running Backs Coach for Dallas Cowboys
  • James Brown - Singer, Godfather of Soul
  • Henry Bumstead - Oscar-winning Art Director
  • Frank Capra Jr. - Hollywood TV/Movie Producer
  • Charles "Charlie" Chan - Jackie Chan's father
  • Ted Corbitt (Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer) - American Distance Runner
  • Bob Delegall - Actor, Director, Writer
  • Bob Dole - US Senator
  • Snooks Eaglin - Blind New Orleans Musician
  • Louis Farrakhan - Leader of Nation of Islam
  • Ken Fletcher - Tennis Player
  • Bill Flemming - ABC News Sportscaster
  • Dan Fogelberg - Singer/Songwriter
  • Rudolph Giuliani - Former NYC Mayor
  • Merv Griffin - Talk Show Host, Game Show Creator (Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune)
  • Andy Grove - Intel Corp.
  • Bob Hayes - Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Jesse Helms - US Senator
  • Charlton Heston - Actor
  • Lamar Hunt - Football team owner who coined term 'Super Bowl'
  • Dr. Andre V. Jubert - Oncologist
  • John Kerry - US Senator
  • Timothy Leary - LSD
  • Richard C. Levin - President, Yale University
  • Irving R. Levine - NBC News Correspondent
  • Jerry Lewis - Comedian
  • Nelson Mandela - Former President of South Africa
  • Roddy McDowell (Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer)
  • Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi - Lockerbie Bomber
  • Roger Moore - Actor
  • Jack Morgan - Superior Court Judge
  • Rupert Murdoch - Media Magnate
  • Daryl G. Nickens - Screenwriter
  • Jerry Orbach - Actor
  • Arnold Palmer - Golfer
  • Gordon Parks - Photographer (Life Magazine) and Director ("Shaft")
  • Floyd Patterson - Heavyweight Champion of the World
  • Linus Pauling - Nobel Laureate
  • Harvey Lawrence Pekar - Comic Book Writer
  • Colin Powell - US Secretary of State
  • Norman Schwarzkopf - Retired General
  • James LeVoy Sorenson - Billionaire Medical Equipment Pioneer
  • Stephen Stills - Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter
  • Joe Torre - NY Yankees
  • Eugene Watts - Serial Killer
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer
  • Peter Wells - Musician
  • Sir Kyffin Williams (Lung, Prostate) - Artist
  • Bobby Windsor - Rugby player
  • Frank Zappa - Musician

Skin Cancer

  • Wayne Boden - Serial Killer (Vampire Rapist)
  • Fitz Dixon Jr. - Owner of Philadelphia 76ers
  • Stuart Entwistle - Surfer
  • Melanie Griffith - Actress
  • Gus - World's Ugliest Dog (One-eyed, three-legged Chinese Crested)
  • John McCain (Melanoma) - US Senator
  • Edward McGaffigan Jr. (Melanoma) - Member of Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Reg Park - Bodybuilder
  • Joe Roth (Melanoma) - Football Player
  • David Smith (Melanoma) - Apollo 13 Lunar Module Engineer
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Actress
  • Tom Usher - CEO of US Steel
  • Dr. Stephen Williams - Oncologist

Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

  • Henrikje van Andel-Schipper (Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer) - World's Oldest Person (115 years old)
  • Galyani Adulyadej (Abdominal Cancer) - Thai Princess
  • Rabbi Shmuel Berenbaum - Talmudic Scholar
  • Napolean Bonaparte (Gastric Cancer) - French Emperor
  • Darlene Conley (Stomach Cancer) - Actress
  • Aundrey Hepburn (Abdominal Cancer) - Actress
  • Daniela Klemenschits (Stomach Cancer) - Austrian tennis player
  • Judith Krug - Founder of Banned Books Week
  • Dr. Charles S. Lieber (Stomach Cancer) - Demonstrated that alcohol is a toxin leading to cirrhosis of the liver and that alcoholism is treatable
  • Ulrich Muehe (Stomach Cancer) - Actor
  • Ernie Ladd (Colon, Stomach, Bones) - Football Player, Wrestler
  • Anita Roberts (Gastric Cancer) - NCI Cancer Researcher
  • Joseph Weizenbaum - Computer Pioneer (Developed ELIZA)
  • Masakazu Yoshizawa - Japanese Flutist (Memoirs of a Geisha, The Joy Luck Club)

Testicular Cancer

  • Dan Abrams - TV journalist
  • Lance Armstrong - Tour de France Winner
  • Todd Barranger - Golfer
  • Richard Belzer - Actor/Comedian
  • Josh Bidwell - Football Player
  • Frank Church - US Senator
  • Jason Cundy - Rubgy athlete
  • Mack Dryden - Comedian
  • Rico Fata - Hockey Player
  • Rich Fields - Announcer for TV show "The Price is Right"
  • Craig Forrest - Hockey Player
  • Bernhard Goetz - Subway Vigilante
  • Tom Green - Comedian
  • Scott Hamilton - Figure Skater
  • Nene Hilario - Basketball Player
  • Phil Kessel - Hockey Player
  • Sean Kimerling - Emmy award winning anchor of WPIX 11 and pre-game announcer for the Mets
  • John Kruk - Baseball Player
  • Christopher Franklin Lofton - Basketball Player
  • Bob Losure - Journalist
  • Mike Lowell - Baseball Player
  • Dean Martin (Lung Cancer, Testicular Cancer) - Actor
  • Billy Mayfair - PGA Tour Winner
  • Greg Montalbano - Baseball Player
  • Bobby Moore - Soccer Player
  • Craig Moore - Captain, Queensland Roar (Soccer)
  • Philly Morris - Drummer (see checkemlads.com)
  • Leonard "The Quahog" Paradiso - Suspected Serial Killer
  • Tommy Raudonikis - Rugby Player
  • Ebbe Sand - Soccer Player
  • Scott Schoeneweis - Baseball Player
  • Eric Shanteau - US Olympic Swimmer
  • Alan Stubbs - Soccer Player
  • Jimmy White - Snooker Player

Throat Cancer

  • Ed Bailey - Baseball Player
  • Amanda Blake - Actress
  • Humphrey Bogart - Actor
  • Graham Chapman - Comedian
  • John Michael Crichton - Author
  • Socks Clinton - First Cat (White House Cat)
  • Sean Connery (Polyps) - Actor
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. - Entertainer
  • Michael Douglas - Actor
  • Mike Evans - Actor
  • Clay S. Felker - New York Magazine Founder and Editor
  • Abu Ghazala - Former Egyptian defense minister
  • Ulysses S. Grant - US President
  • George Harrison - Musician
  • Judy Holliday - Actress
  • Jack Klugman - Actor
  • Alan Landers - Winston Cigarette Advertising Model (Winston Man)
  • Barbara McNair - Singer and Actress
  • Karl Mueller - Soul Asylum Bassist
  • Sam Myers - Blues Musician and Singer
  • Darrell [Wayne] Perry - Musician
  • John Prine - Folk Singer
  • Anne Ramsey - Actress
  • Babe Ruth - Baseball Player
  • Aaron Spelling (Oral Cancer, Stroke) - TV Producer
  • Tag (Oral Cancer) - Steller sea lion (Vancouver Acquarium)
  • Lana Turner - Actress
  • Charlie Watts - Drummer (Rolling Stones)
  • Mary Wells (Larynx Cancer) - Singer

Thyroid Cancer

  • Isaac Asimov - Author
  • Catherine Bell - Actress
  • Rudy Bladel - Serial Killer (1978 Railroad Murders)
  • Richard Crenna - Actor
  • Gail Devers - Athlete
  • Jerry DiPoto - Baseball Player
  • Roger Ebert - Movie Critic
  • Nanci Griffith (Breast Cancer, Thyroid Cancer) - Singer
  • Eli Marrero - Baseball Player
  • Michelle Jessica Noble - Addict Counselor
  • Bessie Padilla - Philippine Model/Actress
  • Joe Piscopo - Actor/Comedian
  • William Rehnquist - Supreme Court Justice
  • Rod Stewart - Musician
  • Jeanne Zelasko - Sportscaster

Uterine Cancer

  • Fran Drescher - Actress
  • Evelyn Keyes - Actress ("Gone With the Wind")
  • Susan Sontag (Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) - Author

Miscellaneous Cancers

  • R. W. "Johny" Apple Jr. (Thoracic Cancer) - Reporter and Editor
  • Garry Betty (Adrenocortical Cancer) - CEO of Earthlink
  • Cinci Freedom (Spinal Cancer) - Cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse
  • Sigmund Freud (Cancer of the Jaw) - Psychologist
  • Jeff Healey (Retinoblastoma) - Blues and Jazz Musician/Guitarist
  • Pat Hingle (Myelodysplasia, a form of blood cancer) - Actor (Commissioner James Gordon in "Batman")
  • Claude Jade (Eye Cancer) - Actress
  • Joe Maierhauser (Carcinoid Syndrome) - Colossal Cave Park Caretaker
  • Colin Murdoch (Sinus Cancer) - Inventor (Disposable Syringe, Tranquilizer Gun, Childproof Bottle Cap, Silent Burglar Alarm)
  • Julia Thorne (Transitional-Cell Carcinoma) - ex-wife of Senator John Kerry
  • Jack Wild (Mouth Cancer) - Actor
  • Kathleen Woodiwiss (Carcinoid Cancer) - Author (Historical Romance Novels)
  • Xiangzhong 'Jerry' Yang (Cancer of the Salivary Gland) - Cloning Expert


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