Christina Applegate announced some very good news yesterday: her doctors told her she is now “100% clear and clean” from cancer. During an interview with Good Morning America, Christina discussed her recent breast cancer diagnoses and subsequent recovery.
“I’m clear. Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean. It did not spread. They got everything out, so I’m definitely not going to die from breast cancer.”
The 36 year old actress said she has underwent mammograms since the age of 30 (her mother is also a breast cancer survivor), but was still shocked to learn a doctor-ordered MRI came back detecting cancer.
“I was so mad. I was just shaking and then also immediately, I had to go into … `take-care-of-business-mode,’ which was … I asked them, `What do I do now? What… what is it that I do? I get a doctor, I get a surgeon, I get an oncologist? What do I do?’
“I immediately made those appointments and immediately called around for … someone to start teaching me how to live macrobiotically.”
Christina admitted she underwent a double mastectomy three weeks ago, even though cancer was detected in only one of her breasts.
“My decision, after looking at all the treatment plans that were possibilities for me, the only one that seemed the most logical and the one that was going to work for me was to have a bilateral mastectomy,” said Applegate. “So basically I had a prophylactic double mastectomies.”
Explaining her rationale in taking that dramatic step, she said, “I didn’t want to go back to the doctors every four months for testing and squishing and everything. I just wanted to kind of be rid of this whole thing for me. This was the choice that I made, and it was a tough one.”
Christina said she plans to undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. Keeping her optimistic spirit, she bragged that she will “have cute boobs till I’m 90.”