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Actress Jennifer Saunders beats breast cancer

Jennifer Saunders, best known for her character Edina Monsoon from hit television show Absolutely Fabulous, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2009 after discovering a lump. She was recently given the all clear last month, The Daily Mail reports.

The lump was discovered very early, and so she had it removed and began treatment.

Saunders remained very private during her battle with the cancer, never speaking publicly about her ordeal, but she continued to attend events while going through her fight with the disease. She also wore a blonde wig while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation to hide the effects of the treatments.

She recently celebrated her 52nd birthday, where she looked radiant and showed off her new, much shorter hairdo now that it has started to grow back.

"It has been an ordeal, but Jennifer is getting better every day," a friend told the news source. "She has great friends and family who have been by her side every step of the way."

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19881473-ADNFCR
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