Christina Applegate Talks about Battle with Cancer

February 13, 2009 By:
Christina Applegate Talks about Battle with Cancer

With the New Year upon us, Christina Applegate has a new outlook on life. And she's feeling really good about it.

Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2008 and had to undergo a double mastectomy. She's now 100% cancer free and is talking about her battle to Hollyscoop.

"Once I had my surgery that was all taken care of," Christina told Hollyscoop exclusively at the TV Academy Presents an Evening with Samantha Who? event.

She added, "The recovery from my surgery was a long taxing process and a difficult one in a lot of different ways, but I feel really good. I'm kind of adapting to my new body."

Cancer is a very personal battle, and dealing with the disease while under the public eye can be very difficult. Fellow actor Patrick Swayze has also publicly spoken about his battle with cancer and how it's affected his life.

Although the two actors don't know each other personally, Christina insists they know each other’s soul. "I don't know him, but he knows me, and we know each other in our souls and he knows how I feel about him," she said.

We're glad to hear that Christina is cancer free. Speaking out about her battle has undoubtedly helped bring awareness to the disease and cure of breast cancer.