Christina Applegate had ovaries, fallopian tubes removed as preventative measure

Christina Applegate in Los Angeles

Christina Applegate in Los Angeles

Actress Christina Applegate has removed her ovaries and Fallopian tubes to decrease her risk of developing ovarian cancer.

The Bad Moms star underwent a double mastectomy in 2008 after being diagnosed with breast cancer and she went under the knife again last month to stave off the uterine disease that claimed the life of a family member almost a decade ago. I could prevent that (from happening to me). It's a relief. That's one thing off the table. "Now, let's hope I don't get hit by a bus", she quipped.

In 2015, Angelina Jolie had the same surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, just two years after a preventative double mastectomy.

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Applegate, who is raising her 6-year-old daughter, Sadie, with her husband, musician Martyn LeNoble, said that she realizes that her child may have the same BRCA gene mutation.

"I look at her and feed her the cleanest foods", Applegate told "Today".

She also makes it a point that her child isn't around too many stressors in her environment. I'm doing everything I can on my end knowing that in 20 years, she'll have to start getting tested. Hopefully by then there will be advancements. "It breaks my heart to think that's a possibility".

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"We grow our own vegetables", she says, before adding, "That's not an option for everyone. Get some kale! Plant some green kale in your backyard and throw it into everything", she suggested.

The mom is also teaching her daughter to be a vegan. That's her choice. That's how she eats. We're really conscious about what we buy.

On top of this, Applegate also tries to keep her own stress levels down. We're bombarded by what's going on in our world. This was ultimately what made her decide to undergo double mastectomy, she told "Good Morning America" at that time. I used to be a stressed-out person.

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Applegate founded the non-profit Right Action for Women to so more women have access to genetic testing. "I'm not anymore. I try to find the lining in everything in life". "If you do know you have the gene, it gives you an empowerment about your lifestyle".

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