10 celebrities who battled breast cancer

PHOTO: 10 celebrities who battled breast cancer

The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is dedicating the month of October to spreading the message that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.

The campaign, with the slogan "Treasure the Breast Things in Life", aims to increase the number of women over 50 years of age going for mammograms regularly from 41 per cent to 70 per cent.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women here, accounting for 30 per cent of all cancers among Singapore women. Approximately 1,400 women are diagnosed each year.

Breast cancer can be treated if it is discovered early enough.

Gain inspiration from these 10 women who battled breast cancer, nine of whom have survived.

They range from award-winning actresses, pop stars, rock musicians and political figures.

Following their recoveries, these nine women have pledged their lives to raising awaress of breast cancer.