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Christina Applegate cancer history and survival story

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Christina Applegate was born on 25th November, 1971.

She is an American actress and dancer known for her role in, The Sweetest Thing, Grand Theft Parsons, Hall Pass, Vacation and Bad Moms.

When she landed a starring role on “Samantha Who?” she seemed on fire in her life and career, she was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe award.

Then cancer showed up in April 2008. She was only 36 years old.

Due to her mother’s personal battle with breast cancer, she had been getting regular mammograms since she was 30 years old.

Within a week of her diagnosis, she had her first lumpectomy. It appeared she would only have six weeks of radiation instead of chemotherapy.

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.

On August 19, 2008, it was announced that Applegate was cancer free after a double mastectomy,

She has started Right Action for Women to help provide the funds for women who did need MRI screenings and weren’t able to pay for it themselves.

If she can do it, you can too.

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