Christina Applegate reveals she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed


Nearly nine years after undergoing a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, the "Anchorman" actress is speaking out about the next steps she's taken to ward off the disease.

Following her 2008 diagnosis of breast cancer, Christina Applegate made a decision to get a double mastectomy.

Unfortunately, the gene mutation is hereditary, which means Christina has to be extra cautious with her daughter's health.

"Two weeks ago, I had my ovaries and [fallopian] tubes removed", the actress said Wednesday. She is also a vegetarian and said she had reduced her stress. That's how I've taken control of everything.

"That's one other thing off the table", she said. "Now, let's hope that I won't be knocked down by a bus", joked the former star of the series Married with children.

"The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high". I'm doing everything I can on my end knowing that in 20 years, she'll have to start getting tested.

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Applegate and her husband, Martyn LeNoble, grow their own vegetables to make sure that they are eating clean and healthy foods. "We're bombarded by what's going on in our world", she noted. Hopefully by then there will be advancements. The actress is anxious that her 6-year-old daughter, Sadie, might have the same gene as well. "It breaks my heart to think that's a possibility", she said. We have a home 100% organic.

And Applegate sees her oncologist every six months for a checkup - an improvement over her previous visits of every three months. That's her choice. That's how she eats.

She also reached out to other celebrities who had been through it, notably Melissa Etheridge.

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.

"That's a hard thing to say to people, especially right now", Applegate says.

Certain women have higher chances of developing ovarian cancer than others, including middle-aged women, women who have previously had breast or colon cancer - such as Applegate - and some women who have trouble getting pregnant. I love my life right now.