My Story: Stars Who've Faced Breast Cancer

From Samantha Harris' silver lining to Rita Wilson urging women to learn from her experience, see the women who've shared their survivor stories


Age at diagnosis: 40
Diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2014 – and declared cancer-free that October – helped the TV host see the silver lining in her situation. "While I lay in bed recovering from my mastectomy, my husband said to me, 'Babe, when life gives you lemons, you gotta make lemonade,' " she recalled to PEOPLE. And the couple's website, Gotta Make Lemonade, which "inspires positivity in the face of adversity," per Harris, was born. "It's a destination for visitors to submit their stories of overcoming a challenge – there are stories about battling through illness, infertility, injuries, depression," she explained. "I didn't realize just how much positivity could help you heal."