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Originally posted 11/01/2013 04:55PM
B.B. Andersen, one of the first contestants to compete on Survivor, has died after a battle with brain cancer, PEOPLE confirms. He was 77.
Andersen passed away on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo., according to an obituary posted in the Kansas City Star, which described him as "a lover of fine cigars, fine wine, close friends and good political debate."
In a statement to PEOPLE, Survivor host Jeff Probst said: "B.B. was one of the original cast members who launched Survivor back in 2000. He was a powerful presence on the show and that zest for epic adventure was at the heart of everything he did. I was very saddened to hear of his passing."
Originally posted 10/16/2013 04:30PM
A lot of cancer patients set goals when they're going through chemotherapy, but Kristina Anderson is pushing herself to do something out of the ordinary.
The 25-year-old is competing in the upcoming Miss Arizona pageant.
Anderson, who was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in July, tells Today.com, "I thought it would be a really good distraction."
Originally posted 10/11/2013 08:00PM
The world was shocked when Michael Douglas announced he had stage four throat cancer in August 2010, but the Oscar winner now reveals that he wasn't telling the whole truth.
In an interview with Samuel L. Jackson on the U.K. talk show This Morning the actor, 69, admitted Thursday that he'd actually successfully battled tongue – not throat – cancer.
"This was right before I had a big tour for Wall Street, so we said, 'There's no way we can cancel the tour and say we don't feel well,'" Douglas admitted. "I said, 'You've just got to come out and just tell them I've got cancer and that's it.'"
Originally posted 10/11/2013 05:30PM
Camille Grammer is recovering from surgery Friday after she was diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer.
"She underwent a radical hysterectomy today," her rep, Howard Bragman, tells PEOPLE. "The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period."
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 45, who has two children via surrogate with her ex-husband, former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer, was at an elevated risk for cancer due to genetic issues, her rep says.
Originally posted 10/09/2013 06:30PM
Kathy Bates is speaking out about cancer.
"I had ovarian cancer in 2003. When I went in for a scan last year they found a tumor in my left breast. I wasn't going to fool around; I had a double mastectomy, "the American Horror Story: Coven star says in the October issue of AARP The Magazine.
"Breast cancer runs like a river through my family. My mother and niece had it; my aunt died of it. Even if you test negative [for genetic mutations that predispose you to cancer] – like I did – you can't assume you're OK,"
As she ages, Bates, 65, says she wishes she wasn't getting older.
Originally posted 10/03/2013 02:45PM
Devoted daughter Chloë Grace Moretz has issued a heartfelt request on behalf of her mom, Teri.
"Please pray for my mama <3" the Carrie actress Tweeted on Tuesday, without elaborating on the reason why.
Earlier this year, the 16-year-old starlet opened up to InStyle U.K. about her mom's cancer battle when she was 10, calling it "scary and hard," reports the Daily Mail.
It is not known whether that illness is related to Moretz's recent plea.
Originally posted 10/03/2013 08:00AM
It's been two years since she beat breast cancer, but Giuliana Rancic admits she's less concerned with diet and exercise than she was before she got the disease.
"Life is to be enjoyed, not to be spent in the gym every day and not to be counting your calories," Rancic says on HuffPost Live.
Asked how she's changed her lifestyle post-cancer, the Fashion Police costar, 39, confesses she's become more relaxed about healthy eating and fitness.
Originally posted 09/24/2013 06:45PM
Returning from a Caribbean vacation two years ago, Dr. Drew Pinsky felt as if he had been hit with a nasty tropical disease, with chills so violent he went to the hospital.
The illness passed, but at the urging of his wife he went for a follow-up examination that turned up something else: an elevated PSA, a sign of potential trouble in his prostate. He was treated for prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate, but not getting better, he reluctantly had a biopsy.
"Lo and behold, I have cancer," Pinsky, 55, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I was doing Lifechangers" – a daytime show on The CW – "and my HLN show was going. My wife and I had this great relationship, very active sexually. This could screw everything up. It was a terrible feeling."
Originally posted 09/20/2013 03:00PM
Here's another reminder to wear sunscreen!
Bruce Jenner underwent surgery for skin cancer on Monday, E! News confirms.
"I was diagnosed with a form of Melanoma called Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it," Jenner tells the website. "I have been struggling with this for several years and appreciate all of the support and prayers while I continue to fight the battle against skin cancer."
Originally posted 09/17/2013 08:30AM
Valerie Harper was always going to be the emotional favorite on this season's Dancing with the Stars. As for the physical challenge? So far, so good!
"Physically I feel great!" the actress, 74, who has been battling a form of terminal brain cancer, told PEOPLE at Monday's show, where she earned a standing ovation for her 21-point foxtrot with Tristan MacManus.
At this point, she's just dealing with minor aches and pains.
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