Breast Cancer Celebrity Patient: Christina Applegate’s Story

Breast Cancer Celebrity Patient
news_15_Artboard 343 copy 185 Christina Applegate was no stranger to cancer since her mother had fought breast and ovarian cancer, which made her particularly aware of the potential problem. The actress began regular mammograms when she was 30 years old. In 2008, Christina Applegate found out she suffered from breast cancer herself. After her initial shock and subsequent treatment for the disease, she is now dedicated to raising awareness about early detection of breast cancer. Watch Christina's interview with Oprah, about her breast cancer fight and find out why she calls it a "strange blessing." When she was 36, Applegate's doctors told her that her breasts were too dense for potential problems to be detected by a mammogram, and that she needed MRI screening. During one routine MRI at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, her fears were confirmed. The actress, who is now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though the disease was caught early, Applegate opted to undergo a double mastectomy due to her family history and the BRCA1 mutation she carries. As she dealt with the disease, Apple
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