Famous Latinas Who Have Battled Cancer-MainPhoto

Early Detection is Key in Surviving Breast Cancer

In 2010, Miss Venezuela 2001 Eva Ekvall, then 28, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Five months after the diagnosis, Ekvall decided to undergo a bilateral mastectomy. She wrote a book, Fuera de Foco (Out of Focus) about her struggle. She died on December 17, 2011, leaving behind a young daughter.