Fran Drescher, best known for her role in The Nanny, was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000, only one year after her divorce from husband Peter Marc Jacobson was finalized.
Although Drescher and her ex-husband, who came out as gay after the divorce, are friends now she has described leaving the marriage as "walking through fire."
"I had never done anything for myself that was against the will of somebody else that I cared about," she said. "And that was part of my problem. I kind of had a backseat in my own life. I was making everybody else happy, but not really myself."