Sheryl Crow

The multiple-Grammy-winning “All I Wanna Do” singer announced in February 2006, at age 44, that she’d just had minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer and would go on to have radiation. “I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year,” she said in a statement at the time. “We are a testament to the importance of early detection and new treatments.” After the cancer went into remission, Crow went on to have the family she’d been dreaming about. 

“With your diagnosis comes a lesson, and for women who’ve shared their lesson with me, it’s always the same,” she told Health magazine in 2019. “Women are overachievers. We take care of the people around us while we work and do a thousand [other] things.” But she women must learn “to put on their oxygen mask first before putting it on anyone else.”