Hollywood heartthrob Ewan McGregor and many other eminent personalities like athletes, movie stars, musicians, politicians, reporters, royalty as well as regular people, has fought skin cancer, as this fatal disease knows no boundaries-status, age or otherwise.
Actress Melanie Griffith had early signs of skin cancer removed from her face and the great musician Bob Marley, died of melanoma that spread into other organs.
Cybill Shepherd, an actress had melanoma removed from her back, while Elizabeth Taylor had radiation therapy to treat basal cell carcinoma on her cheek.
President George H. Bush got a treatment for a pre-cancerous wound on his face. His son, President George W. Bush, had four pre-cancerous lesions removed from his face, according to the American Cancer Society. Two of the lesions could have turned into non-melanoma skin cancer if they'd been left untreated. President Bill Clinton was also treated for basal cell skin cancer on his back.
President Ronald Reagan also suffered from a cancer on the nose and his daughter Maureen, a radio talk show host, commentator and author, also had skin cancer removed but she died from tumors that affected her brain.
With the help of an ad campaign by fashion designer Marc Jacobs, celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Eva Mendes, Dita Von Teese, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Joss Stone are wishing to spread skin cancer awareness.