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Famous Prostate Cancer Survivors


Updated July 09, 2009

Prostate cancer affects many types of men, including celebrities and other famous people. This list details famous prostate cancer survivors.

Famous Prostate Cancer Survivors

Robert De Niro
Diagnosed in 2003, De Niro kept secretive about his treatment, but many believe he underwent a prostatectomy.

Joe Torre
Former manager of the New York Yankees battled prostate cancer in 1999. He reportedly said he suffered no symptoms of prostate cancer. He opted for a prostatectomy.

Nelson Mandela
Former President of South Africa, nelson Mandela was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001. It is reported that he went through radiation therapy as treatment.

Rudy Giuliani
Former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani was diagnosed in 2000. His diagnosis was prompted by high PSA levels in his blood.

Arnold Palmer
Palmer was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997. 8 weeks after surgery, he was on back on the green golfing.

Harry Belafonte
Actor Harry Belafonte was diagnosed in 1996 and now is an activist for prostate cancer survivorship.

Bob Dole
Seantor Bob Dole was diagnosed in 1991 and was treated with surgery.

Colin Powel
Powell underwent surgery in 2003 for prostate cancer and made a full recovery, becoming a prostate cancer survivor.

John Kerry
John Kerry's prostate cancer was detected through a normal PSA test. It was significantly higher than the last PSA test, but still with the normal range. He was diagnosed in 2002 and has made a full recovery.

Created on 12/02/2005
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