Christina Applegate Had Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed
Actress Christina Applegate has revealed she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
In an interview posted Wednesday on Today.com, the 45-year-old said she recently underwent the operation as cancer prevention.
“My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008. I could prevent that,” Applegate explained. “That’s how I’ve taken control of everything.
“It’s a relief. That’s the other thing off the table.”
The Bad Moms star had a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.
Applegate said that experience led her to make changes to her lifestyle.
“The first thing is to be really diligent about what you’re putting into your body, as far as what kind of food you’re eating,” she said. "Organic is expensive. I get that. I don’t want to alienate anyone who can’t pay for that. But maybe skip your morning latte and get organic vegetables for the week.
“Try to stay away from the foods that are filled with chemicals. Be a little more diligent and carve out as much of the bad stuff that you can.”
Applegate also advised against living with stress.
“That’s a hard thing to say to people especially right now. We’re living in a bizarre time. We’re bombarded by what’s going on in our world,” she acknowledged. But, the star recommended: “Breathe deeper. That’s a big one for me. I used to be a stressed out person. I’m not anymore. I try to find the lining in everything in life.”