"My cousin died of ovarian cancer in 2008".
The breast cancer survivor tested positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, which increased her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Germ cell tumors: These originate in egg-producing cells and, while rare, tend to be found in younger women.
Christina admits she is also concerned for her six-year-old daughter Sadie Grace's future. "The chances of my daughter being positive for the BRCA are very high".
"The first thing she said to me is: 'Christina, this is a blessing that's happened to you in your life". I try to keep her stress levels down.
She added: "Hopefully by then there will be advancements". "We grow our own vegetables". The "Up All Night" star also revealed that they are 100 percent organic at home.
The mom is also teaching her daughter to be a vegan. That's her choice. That's how she eats.
The procedure that she had done is called a salpingo-oophorectomy, and it is created to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes at once. With Children star opens up about an additional step she's taken to prevent another cancer diagnosis.
He said that the main thing women who choose to have the operation need to be aware of is the fact that the surgery will induce menopause since their ovaries will be removed. In 2008, Applegate underwent double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Christina Applegate is making empowered decisions when it comes to her health. This was ultimately what made her decide to undergo double mastectomy, she told "Good Morning America" at that time. '[The surgery] is one of the few tools they can put in their toolbox'.
"It's (the surgery) a relief".