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For more than 20 years, actress Christina Applegate has kept audiences laughing. During her teenage years, she lit up the small screen as Kelly Bundy on the hit sitcom Married with Children. After 11 hilarious seasons, Christina's career branched out to the big screen and Broadway.

In 2007, Christina landed the starring role on Samantha Who?, an ABC comedy series. After receiving Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her performance, it seemed that nothing could stop Christina's triumphant return to TV.

Then, in April 2008, shocking news silenced the laughter. At 36 years old, Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer. At first, Christina says she lived quietly with the disease. "It's hard to live quietly," she says. "I went through five weeks of work without telling anyone that this was going on in my life."

Now, Christina is going public with her personal battle to raise awareness among young women who may not think they're at risk.
FROM: Christina Applegate: Why She Had a Double Mastectomy
Published on September 30, 2008
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