It’s important to raise awareness of ovarian cancer may be one of the most devastating diagnoses to receive. According to the most recent statistics from the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that more than 19,000 people will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Although it frequently appears in older women (around 63 years and older), per the American Cancer Society, there have been instances in which women in their 20s and 30s have been diagnosed.
While the numbers attached to ovarian cancer feel scary, maybe we can give a little bit of comfort in both acknowledging that ovarian cancer deaths have declined over time thanks to advances in treatments, and presenting to you a list of powerful famous women who have fought and survived their battle with this disease. The following people were diagnosed with ovarian cancer at a variety of ages, come from a multitude of backgrounds and worked hard to defeat their diagnosis. Scroll through to find out which famous ovarian cancer survivors are in our lineup.