With celebrities dying lately it’s finally nice to share some good news. Actress Christina Applegate is now 100% breast cancer free.
“I’m clear. Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean,” the star of ABC TV’s “Samantha Who?” said. “It did not spread — they got everything out, so I’m definitely not going to die from breast cancer.”
But the price she paid for that peace of mind was high.
To be sure the cancer would be completely excised, and that there would be a reduced chance of it returning despite Applegate testing positive for the BRCA1 breast cancer gene, the actress opted to have both her breasts removed in an operation known as a prophylactic double mastectomy, even though cancerous lumps were only found in one breast.
Good for Christina.