Christina Applegate reveals she's had ovaries, fallopian tubes removed

Angelo Anderson
October 12, 2017

Actress Christina Applegate has revealed that she had both her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to decrease her chance of developing ovarian cancer.

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. Nine years ago, her cousin died of ovarian cancer.

Christa Applegate also learned she had the #BRCA1 gene mutation and she feared for her only child, 6-year-old Sadie, who might end up losing her mom at such a young age.

Applegate, who'd previously had a double mastectomy in 2008 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, continued remarking on her recent surgery, stating, "That's how I've taken control of everything".

"It's a relief. That's one other thing off the table. Now, let's hope I don't get hit by a bus", she quipped.

When a woman decides to have both removed to prevent a cancer diagnosis, the organs are typically taken out at the same time because they share a common blood supply.

We think it's pretty fearless of her to undergo the procedure, and even braver to open up about it. Cancer is something that affects so many of us.

"The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high", Applegate said.

Christina Applegate prepares only the cleanest food for her family.

Applegate also advocated for women to lower their stress levels, calling it a "big killer".

She added: "Hopefully by then there will be advancements". Stress can hurt you. I love my life right now. "It breaks my heart to think that's a possibility". Still, she decided on the double mastectomy to avoid having to go through the procedure again.

Cancer awareness is a huge passion for Christina, who founded charity organisation Right Action for Women in 2009 in a bid to help women who are at-risk from the disease pay for life-saving medical tests, including the BRCA1 genetic screening, which detects cancer traits.

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