This year, more than 1.6 million people in the United States will find out they have cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those, 10,000 will be children under age 14, and 70,000 will be between ages 15 and 39. Here, meet 12 celebrities who fought cancer at an early age and came out on top.More
Best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in Nashville, the Australian actress and singer recently debuted a pixie cut in honor of a little girl who worried she couldn't be a princess with short hair. Bowen explained in an emotional Facebook post that it wasn't only for the little girl, but also a symbol of her own survival: At age 4, she was given a diagnosis of stage 4 nephroblastoma, a childhood cancer found in the kidney.
At age 19, right after being drafted by the Red Sox in 2007, Rizzo's legs became so swollen he weighed an extra 15 pounds. It was a symptom of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. About a year later, after six months of chemo, the cancer entered remission, and now Rizzo is one of baseball's elite first basemen for the Chicago Cubs.