10 Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer

Here are all the details about how 10 famous women fought breast cancer while being in the public eye. Read about how they were diagnosed, which treatment they chose, and what they're doing now.

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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.

Applegate—who tested positive for the BRCA-1 gene mutation and whose mother is a repeat breast cancer survivor—said 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.

Next: Melissa Etheridge (diagnosed 2004 at 43)

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