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Celebrity Diseases: 11 Famous Faces Who Fought For Their Health In 2011

Celebrity Diseases

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 12/28/11 08:35 AM ET Updated: 12/28/11 10:11 AM ET

Celebrities have always been known for the glitz and the glamour -- often seemingly escaping the realities of everyday life. But sometimes they're just as real as the rest of us, facing grave and even life-threatening health problems.

Here, a look back at 11 of the most inspiring celebrities who have faced a health issue in 2011. Click through, then tell us who else you think is worth including.

Wanda Sykes
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This past September, comedienne Wanda Sykes revealed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, The Huffington Post reported at the time. Discovered shortly after a breast reduction, Sykes ultimately chose to have a bilateral mastectomy.

"It sounds scary up front, but what do you want?" Sykes told DeGeneres of the surgery. "Do you want to wait and not be as fortunate when it comes back and it's too late?"

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