Christina Applegate cancer battle

Christina Applegate diagnosed with breast cancer

Christina Applegate, the actress best known for her role in US sitcom Married…With Children, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The 36-year-old’s rep announced the news on Saturday afternoon, releasing a statement, which read: ‘Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor-ordered MRI, the cancer is not life threatening.’

The rep added: ‘Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time.’

The actress, who currently stars in the American TV series Samantha Who?, recently announced that she would participate with Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron in the 8 September telethon Stand Up to Cancer, which is set to be broadcast on CBS, NBC and ABC.

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