Why Christina Applegate decided to get her breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed – and what the recovery is like

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Actress Christina Applegate has revealed that she had both her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to decrease her chance of developing ovarian cancer.

Applegate, 45, was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago, and she had a double mastectomy to treat it. The same year she was diagnosed, her cousin was killed by ovarian cancer.

Since the star, who has a six-year-old daughter, is BRCA positive, which means a person is more likely to develop ovarian and breast cancers, she decided to have another procedure to decrease her chances of dying from cancer.

Applegate told NBC that taking control of the situation and getting the procedure provided her with a sense of relief.

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