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September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and as you know we’ve been bringing you stories of women who’ve battled cervical, ovarian, and vaginal cancers through our ongoing Survivor Series.

Cervical cancer, once one of the most common causes of cancer death in American women, kills more than 4,000 women each year. Most cases occur in women between the ages of 35 and 55, but the good news is that when it’s caught early enough, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 35-74. An estimated 1 in 71 women will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. If the cancer is detected and treated in the earliest stages, the 5-year survival rate is over 90%, but because of ovarian cancer’s non-specific symptoms and lack of early detection tests, only 19% of all cases are found at this early stage.

If you or someone you know has been affected by a gynecologic cancer, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Here we share a list of famous women who battled gynecologic cancers.

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