Famous People With Skin Cancer  

Skin cancer has become more prevalent in the last couple of decades with many people seeking treatment for it. Researchers are not sure why the number of cases of skin cancer has increased but many believe that skin cancer is on the rise because of global warming. The ozone layer around the earth is gradually depleting and this is allowing the harmful UV rays to penetrate the atmosphere. Even famous people are not immune to skin cancer and many of them have been treated successfully.

Famous People with Skin Cancer:

Here are some famous people with skin cancer who have successfully won a hard fought battle against the disease.

  • John McCain: The 2008 Republican nominee for President and Arizona Senator John McCain was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 1993. The melanoma was on his left arm. It was removed but again another melanoma was found on his face in 2000. However, John McCain has been without skin cancer every since.
  • Ronald Reagan: The former US president is perhaps one of the most famous people with skin cancer. His cancer was diagnosed while he was still the President of the United States. It was developing on the skin of his nose and he had it removed in 1987. However, the skin cancer made a return 6 months later. Even Reagan's daughter, Maureen, was diagnosed with skin cancer. Unfortunately she lost the battle against it in 2001 at the age of 60.
  • Regis Philbin: A famous talk show and game show host in the United States, Regis Philbin had two skin cancer lumps which were removed through a procedure called chemosurgery. The first lump was in his hand while the second was on his face.
  • Troy Aikman: The famous quarterback of Dallas Cowboys and Hall of Fame inductee was diagnosed with melanoma in 1998. The cancer was found on his left shoulder and he underwent a successful surgery to have it removed.

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