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Hear from celebrity breast cancer survivors who have fought the good fight and won

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. The cancer accounts for 30% of all new female cancers each year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). 

The median age of those diagnosed is 62, according to the source. Throughout a woman’s life, there is a one in eight chance a woman will develop the cancer, the ACS says. Many Hollywood celebrities have been diagnosed with cancer and have come out on the other side cancer free. A lot of these celebrities have taken the opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer with their large fan bases. 

Here are a few celebrities who have beaten breast cancer, and what they had to say.

Rita Wilson at the premiere of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2"

Rita Wilson has spoken about the support of her husband, Tom Hanks, during her breast cancer battle. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)

When Nixon opened up about her diagnosis, she shared details about the day she found out about her breast cancer.

“I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynecologist. And she says, ‘Well, I have some – it’s not such great news, but here it is, but it’s very small and we’re just going to get in there and take it right out, right away, and then you’ll probably have radiation,” she told ABC. 

“I felt scared. And I thought, ‘Oh, I don’t want this to be happening.’ I was very cognizant of if it’s going to happen, this is the best way for it to happen, that it’s found so early and we can just get right on it.”

Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital. 

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