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10 Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer
Christina Applegate (diagnosed 2008 at 36)
For most women, the idea of parting with one breast, let alone two, is unimaginable. But that's what actress Christina Applegate opted to do after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2008, even though cancer was found in only one breast.
Applegatewho tested positive for the BRCA-1 gene mutation and whose mother is a repeat breast cancer survivorsaid she chose mastectomy to reduce the chance that the cancer could spread or come back. Applegate later founded Right Action for Women, a nonprofit that provides financial aid to women at high risk of breast cancer.
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