I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
10/23/2012 - 16:00 | 0 Comments|
Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the leading cancer in Hispanic men while breast cancer dominates among Latin women. Learn more about cancer prevention and early detection for Latinos at cancer.org. In honor of their cause, we are highlighting Latino stars and survivors who beat the disease.
The Colombian actress known for being the queen of comedy on Modern Family has gone through her share of struggles. Sofia was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was 28 years old. In her interview with ABC Nightline, she reflected on her reaction when she heard the news, "You always think, 'death.' You don't -- that's all you think when they tell you that." However, she kept telling herself, “Let’s keep going,” and her endurance paid off. She received treatment back in 2000, and is living cancer free today.