Christina Applegate chats about her breast cancer diagnosis
Oct 20, 2010
It was only in 2008 that Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, two years later, the beautiful woman is enjoying a wonderful career and is pregnant with her first child.
Applegate sat down with Dr Sanjay Gupta of CNN and spoke about the importance of early detection and MRI screening in addition to mammograms.
"There's also been a lot of talk that there's all these false positives with MRIs but there are false positives with any kind of screening," she told the chief medical correspondent of the news source.
Although Applegate is cancer-free, she is still doing her part to beat the disease. The former Samantha Who? star recently started her Right Action for Women foundation, which provides early screening and genetic testing for high-risk women.
Still, the gorgeous starlet admits she is looking forward to the day she is put out of business.
"I would love nothing more than [for]…all of these breast cancer organizations to have to close their doors…It's just, you know, it's a dream," she told the news outlet.
Early detection has been proven to be key in beating breast cancer. In fact, medical experts estimate that women diagnosed with stage one of the disease may experience up to a 95 percent five-year survival rate.