October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.
In the Arab world, thousands of women, including celebrities, are fighting breast cancer as we speak.
Here at Al Bawaba, we would like to raise awareness by listing the brave Arab starlets fighting/have fought the disease and came back to the entertainment scene full throttle.
So think pink when you think about these wonderful ladies below.
Noora Rahhal - The Syrian actress was diagnosed in 2007. Thankfully, doctors caught it early and were able to treat her without the need for chemotherapy. She returned to acting shortly after.
Basma Wahbe - While attending an important business meeting in Dubai, the Egyptian TV presenter's life changed forever. She received treatment in Paris, where she remained strong as ever. Her hubby, however, cried the entire time, according to Basma.
Rim Banna - Palestinian singer and activist Rim famously posted photos of her shaved head on FB saying, "This isn't a new look or craze, this is to document a new phase in my life." She's been diagnosed with the disease twice.
Zahra Al Kharji - The Kuwaiti actress expressed her utmost love and gratitude for her husband, family, friends and fans for standing by her side in 2005 after being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in London.
Amal Dabbas - Despite her long battle with breast cancer, the Jordanian actress remained hopeful and bubbly during her treatment. Amal once described cancer as an "unwanted visitor" that made her value life, time and reaffirm her faith in God.
Shadia - Iconic Egyptian actress Shadia underwent several surgeries on her breasts and body to remove the tumors. She finally quit acting and donated her apartment to become a breast cancer research centre.
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