He is a founding member of one of the world's most famous rock bands. He is a legendary drummer who wrote one of the biggest hits of the 1970's. KISS co-founder, Peter Criss is also a breast cancer survivor. Criss’s battle began in 2007 when following a workout; he noticed a painful lump in his left breast. After being examined by a specialist, the lump was removed. After testing he was called with a diagnosis of breast cancer. In early 2008 he underwent surgery having a lumpectomy performed followed by a mastectomy. Because the cancer was caught early, he was able to avoid additional chemotherapy. Criss, now cancer free is on a mission to raise awareness and combat the notion that only women can get breast cancer. His efforts include participation in the American Cancer Society Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk every October.