Notable women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer include "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon (diagnosed at age 40), Sheryl Crow (diagnosed at 44), Kylie Minoque (diagnosed at 36), Elizabeth Edwards (diagnosed at 55), Jaclyn Smith (diagnosed at 56), and Christina Applegate (diagnosed at 36). Other historical figures include Mary Washington (mother of George Washington), Empress Theodora (wife of Justinian), and Anne of Austria (mother of Louis the XIV).
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