Oct 14, 2008 · Christina Applegate: Why I had a double mastectomy. After receiving Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her performance, it seemed that nothing could stop Christina’s triumphant return to TV. Then, in April 2008, shocking news silenced the laughter. At 36 years old, Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Aug 20, 2008 · Before getting her preventive (prophylactic) double mastectomy three and half weeks ago, Applegate had two lumpectomies — and only had cancer in one breast, according to Good Morning America — and took a gene test that showed that she had the BRCA1 gene mutation, which makes breast cancer and ovarian cancer more likely.
Christina Applegate rebounded from breast cancer stronger, happier, and driven to make a difference. (Women with a mutation of these genes have a 40 to 85 percent risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer; it also increases the odds that the cancer will reappear if you …
Christina Applegate, Actress, Learned She Had the BRCA Genetic Mutation Breast cancer is much more common among older women, but it does sometimes occur in younger women. Actress Christina Applegate, diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in April 2008, is an example.
Christina Applegate Gets Real About Her Body After Breast Cancer. For October, Right Action for Women (or RAW) is teaming up for the third year in a row with fitness brand ASICS to help raise breast cancer awareness through a line of pink workout clothes and sneakers. The company has pledged a minimum of $100,000 of proceeds to RAW.
Christina Applegate. But when her test for the breast cancer gene, BRCA, came back positive, it changed everything. She had a choice, radiation and regular check-ups or remove her breasts. The first emotional toll seemed easy compared to the loss and physical pain she felt after having the double mastectomy in July 2008.
Breast cancer survivor: Christina Applegate, pictured this year, has spoken about the high quality of modern breast reconstruction, six years after she underwent a double mastectomy.
Christina Applegate Discusses Her Breast Reconstruction and Double Mastectomy. She also tested positive for the BRCA-1, a gene mutation that greatly increased the likelihood that she would develop both breast and ovarian cancer. After considering her options, Applegate chose to have a prophylactic double mastectomy.
August 19, 2008 08:20 AM. Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer this month, revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday that she has undergone a double mastectomy – even though cancer was only detected in one of her breasts. Privately, she admits, “Sometimes I cry.
Christina Applegate Fights Breast Cancer with Double Mastectomy. The problem for many other women, though, is that this type of MRI is expensive, and often health insurance does not cover it. So Applegate is starting a foundation to help high-risk women …