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Celebrities who have battled cancer

POSTED: 07:37 AM CDT Oct 15, 2013    UPDATED: 10:36 AM CST Feb 12, 2014 

Cancer is a disease that doesn't discriminate, even when it comes to fame and fortune. Click on to see some celebrities who have battled cancer.

Tom Brokaw
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Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw, 74, was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. Doctors are "optimistic about the progress he is making through treatment," NBC said.

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