This list of celebrities who survived cancer is ranked by fame and popularity. Cancer is the term for a class of diseases in which tumors develop in an individual's body. Several famous actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes have battled cancer and survived.

The following celebrities were all diagnosed with some form of cancer, from brain tumors to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but kept fighting and are now cancer-free. 

Sonali Bendre

Bollywood actor, Sonali Bendre informed her fans through social media that she is suffering from a ‘’ high-grade cancer’’. In this disease different parts of the body don’t work properly and it grows more rapidly than common cancer.

Hugh Jackman

In 2013, Hugh Jackman discovered Basal Cell Carcinoma on his nose, and since then he's had several procedures for skin cancer. Jackman now gets checked every three months. 

Irfan Khan

Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s versatile heart-throb, also took on to social media earlier this year and informed his fans that he is suffering from a ‘’ neuro-endocrine’’ cancer. It is an intestine related malady and is considered one of the parlous types. Nowadays, Irrfan Khan is residing in London for treatment.

Shannon Miller

In 2011, former gymnast and Olympian Shannon Miller were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent surgery to remove a baseball-sized cyst from one of her ovaries and three cycles of chemotherapy. Miller was given a clean bill of health later that year.

Cynthia Nixon

After initially keeping her diagnosis to herself, the Sex and the City star went public with her breast cancer. She later went on to be an outspoken advocate for breast cancer research, including serving as the official spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Manisha Koirala

Famous actor, Manisa Koirala was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was forty-two years old. Nonetheless, she didn’t give up and went to New York for her treatment and won the battle.  Later in 2015, doctors gave news about her complete recovery. She recently played the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother in the movie ‘Sanju’.