Sports Daniel Jacobs: 4 other athletes who came back after surviving cancer By SCOTT FONTANA August 14, 2014 8:24 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Daniel Jacobs' win on Saturday served as another reminder from the sports world that cancer survivors can continue to beat the odds and succeed. Here are a few other notable athletes who triumphed after overcoming the disease. Lance Armstrong Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Stockman After surviving stage three testicular cancer -- which had spread throughout his body -- Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times. His victories in cycling's premier event have since been disqualified for doping violations, but he served as an inspiration to those affected by cancer during the early 2000s. Eric Davis Photo Credit: Getty Images / Elsa Hasch A two-time All-Star in the 1980s with the Reds, Davis was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 1997 while playing for the Orioles. He returned by mid-September to hit .310 in eight games that month, and hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against the Indians. Mark Herzlich Photo Credit: Getty Images / Elsa Before roaming MetLife Stadium as a Giants linebacker, Herzlich was a 2008 All-American for Boston College. However, he was forced to miss the entire 2009 season after he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. He came back to play for the Golden Eagles in 2010, and made the Giants as an undrafted free agent a year later, helping the team win Super Bowl XLVI at the end of the season. Mario Lemieux Photo Credit: Getty Images / Gregory Shamus The star of the 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup champion Penguins, Lemieux was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in January 1993. He missed two months while undergoing treatment before returning to the ice for Pittsburgh. Despite his extended absence, Lemieux won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league MVP. By SCOTT FONTANA Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.