Christina Applegate diagnosed with breast cancer

By: The Superficial / August 3, 2008

Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to her publicist. E! Online reports:

“Benefiting from early detection through a doctor-ordered MRI, the cancer is not life threatening,” publicist Ame Van Iden said. “Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time.”
Applegate’s rep also tells E! News that the 36-year-old Emmy nominee will maintain her regular shooting schedule on Samantha Who? while undergoing treatment.

Christina’s mother, actress Nancy Priddy, is a breast cancer survivor. The Superficial hopes for a similar outcome and wishes Christina a full and speedy recovery.