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Survivor star loses cancer battle at 37

Jan 20, 2010 | 9:30am EST

Lyon appeared on the U.S. competition's tenth season on the Pacific island of Palau in 2005.

She was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer that same year after placing fourth in the series, and used her celebrity to advocate for breast cancer awareness and fundraising.

Lyon underwent a double mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy treatment, but died at her home in Oregon on Tuesday (19Jan10).

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