After discovering that she had breast cancer in 2008, Christina Applegate voluntarily had a double mastectomy. She told People, "I've had to talk about ... more
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After discovering that she had breast cancer in 2008, Christina Applegate voluntarily had a double mastectomy. She told People, "I've had to talk about that word [cancer] more than I've ever had to talk about a word in my life... After a while you're like, 'There's got to be something else to me.'" There sure was: she founded Right Action which helps educate women, assists with finding screenings and helping with medical costs.
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This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month- a time that is "dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer," a very noble and worthy cause. Especially when breast cancer is waging such a war upon women (and men) everywhere. Something helping to get the word out about breast cancer are all the celebrities that have gone public with their very personal battles and have done so with dignity and grace. Check out these 8 celebs who survived breast cancer and are reminders that all women need to have routine and regular screenings. The life you save by doing so could be your own. - By Sunny Chanel