Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer which is said to be non life threatening. She is following treatments recommended by doctors and is expected to have a full recovery.

Her doctor ordered an MRI to be taken which is how the cancer was detected.

The 26 year old actress became well known for her role on “Married With Children” as the ditzy teenager Kelly Bundy which ran for 11 seasons and has been airing in syndications ever since.

She has earned an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination also for the role she played in ABC’s, “Samantha Who?” which she plays the part of a young career woman that wakes up from an eight day coma and she remembers nothing about her past. Her rep confirmed that she plans to continue her shooting schedule for the show while undergoing treatment.

Access Hollywood reported that earlier this week Christina Applegate was one of the many celebrities lined up to take part in “Stand Up To Cancer” which is a benefit airing on NBC, ABC and CBS on September 5.

She did win an Emmy for playing the part of Jennifer Aniston’s younger sister in TV’s “Friends” and she received a 2005 Tony Award nomination for her Broadway role in “Sweet Charity”

Breast Cancer is a scary thing for any woman. I have it heavily through my family running in three generations. I wish Christina a complete recovery. My prayers will be with her.

Jan Barrett

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