Famous Latinas Who Have Battled Cancer-MainPhoto


Rocío Dúrcal, a Spanish singer who was well known for singing Mexican rancheras, was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2001. In 2004, cancer cells were found in her lungs. She died in 2006, leaving behind a successful career and a family.

Spanish songstress Rocío Jurado lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in June of 2006, the same year as Soraya and Dúrcal. She was just 60 years old, and had enjoyed a nearly 40-year career as Las más grande of Spain.