Famous Latinas Who Have Battled Cancer-MainPhoto

Early-Detection-is-Key-in-Surviving-Breast-Cancer-MainPhotoColombian songwriter Soraya was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the height of her musical career, at age 31. She publicly acknowledged her illness, as her mother and grandmother had both suffered from the disease. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and subsequent treatment. Two years into remission, cancer reappeared. Soraya passed away in May of 2006, leaving a legacy of music, hope and courage.