October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From left: actress Cynthia Nixon, musician Sheryl Crow, and comedian Wanda Sykes are just three celebrities who've battled breast cancer in the past. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images)
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Robin Roberts to Kylie Minogue: 9 female celebrities who battled breast cancer

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CINCINNATI - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

They may live in bigger houses, drive fancier cars, and earn bigger paychecks; but when it comes to health, celebrities aren't immune to diseases that target countless individuals each year.

There are many public figures who've battled breast cancer, so we've put together a list of 9 actresses, musicians, and activists who beat the disease and use their fame to inspire and encourage others.

Kylie Minogue: Read More

Sheryl Crow: Read more

Wanda Sykes: Read more

Cynthia Nixon: Read more

Olivia Newton-John: Read more

Kathy Bates: Read more

Dame Maggie Smith: Read more

Suzanne Somers: Read more

Robin Roberts: Read more

For breast cancer information and resources:

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