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Cancer survivor Christina Applegate had ovaries, Fallopian tubes removed

12 Octobre 2017

Christina Applegate had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a cancer-prevention measure and fears that her young daughter may be susceptible to the disease, the actress told the "Today" show.

Applegate also said she's anxious about 6-year-old daughter Sadie and her likelihood for testing positive for the BRCA gene, a mutation that increases the risk of developing cancer. "My cousin died of ovarian cancer in 2008".

The fact that her daughter, Sadie, is likely BRCA positive weighs on Applegate, she told NBC.

Applegate also explained how stress can take years off of your life so it's important to try to relax whenever possible.

"That's how I've taken control of everything", she said in the interview. "That's one other thing off the table. Now, let's hope that I don't get hit by a bus", she said.

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Applegate, 45, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy that same year to become cancer-free. We're bombarded by what's going on in our world. She said: 'The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high. "To me it breaks the heart to think that there is a possibility for it to be affected", she concluded.

She also does her best to avoid stress - which she admits can be tough.

"You're the first person I'm telling this". "Breathe deeper. That's a big one for me".

"I'm doing everything I can on my end knowing that, in 20 years, she'll have to start getting tested", the "Samantha Who?" star stated. "I'm not anymore. I try to find the lining in everything in life", she said.

"We're at this place where we need to sit down and figure out the future of what it is that we're doing and get into more of the BRCA tests for women", she says. Since then she has founded the Right Action for Women, which helps women who are at increased risk for breast cancer to cover the high costs associated with screenings.

Cancer survivor Christina Applegate had ovaries, Fallopian tubes removed