Christina Applegate Breast Cancer

August 3, 2008
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Actress Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to her rep. See more photos and video of Christina Applegate below.

Her publicist, Ame Van Iden, released a statement late Saturday night:

“Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor ordered MRI, the cancer is not life threatening.”

“Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time.”

The actress, widely known for her role as Kelly Bundy on the popular 80’s and 90’s Fox TV series, Married With Children, made her return to television last fall on the ABC hit comedy, Samantha Who? She was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role as Samantha, who wakes from a coma after eight days and has amnesia.

Applegate’s mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time when Christina was around 7 years old. Her mother had a mastectomy and underwent reconstructive surgery.

Applegate will appear on the September 5th telethon, Stand Up to Cancer, which will raise funds for cancer awareness. The event will be broadcast simultaneously on the three major networks – CBS, ABC and NBC.

Click below for more photos and video of Christina Applegate.


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5 Responses to “Christina Applegate Breast Cancer”

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    Steve Says:

    I wish Christina Applegate the best of luck in her recovery, she is a terrific actress and has been underrated for many years. She was hilarious in Anchorman and has shined on many other roles throughout her career.

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    Susan Davis Says:

    With a family history of breast cancer, particularly a first-degree relative who was diagnosed at a young age (such as Christina Applegate’s mother), consideration should be given to the possibility of a genetic mutation to the BRCA I or BRCA II gene. With her history of advocacy, Christina probably knows about this mutation, and may have tested herself. A positive test result for this mutation can mean an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 44% risk of ovarian cancer.

    There is an organization called FORCE at http://www.facingourrisk.org for people with these mutations. The Executive Director, Sue Friedman, has done an exceptional job of creating this organization which provides the most extensive information available on the topic. They have tremendous annual conferences that anyone affected would find fascinating, informative, and unforgettable.

    Watch, also, for a documentary on PBS this Fall, October 1, 2008, called “In The Family” which was produced by Joanna Rudnick, a 31 year old BRCA positive patient herself. It is incredibly moving, as is Jessica Queller’s book, “Pretty is What Changes.”

    Please add a link, if possible, to http://www.facingourrisk.org, as well as http://www.geneticalliance.org/inthefamily so that others can take advantage of this information.

    Thank you.

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    Jen Davis Says:

    I am the 23-year old daughter of Susan Davis, and when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 49, she tested positive for a mutation to the BRCA I gene, passed down to her by her mother, who had died from ovarian cancer.

    In time, our family has tested many members; and of the 17 people involved, 4 are deceased, 13 have tested, 9 are positive, 3 negative. A parent with this mutation has a 50% chance of passing it along to their children.

    Both my brother and I have the mutation. Through enhanced screening I had by an MRI, 3 new lumps were detected, one of which could not be identified. With an 87% risk of cancer, I had bilateral mastectomies on July 30 and I’m undergoing reconstruction.

    It’s important that people know their family history on both their mother as well as their father’s side.

    Please encourage people you know to collect this information. Should there be a history of cancer (breast, ovarian, pancreatic, peretoneal), please take advantage of the FORCE website.