Christina Applegate: 'I miss my exquisite breasts'

Oct 23, 2012 at 12:12 p.m. ET

When Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she felt her world crash down around her. Now, she says, she really just missed having cute, perky boobs.

Christina Applegate

Still very beautiful and very blond, Up All Night actress Christina Applegate is a married mom who isn't missing anything since her cancer diagnosis — anything, that is, except the breasts that got their own mention in Anchorman.

In an interview with More magazine, Applegate talks about the lingering effects breast cancer has had on her life.

"I had two lumpectomies, and I was supposed to start radiation," she explained to the mag. "Then I found out I had the gene [the BRCA1 gene mutation that increases risk and recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers], and my decision was to undergo the prophylactic double mastectomy."

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"I miss my exquisite breasts sometimes," she said, referencing a line from her funny flick with Will Ferrell.

The actress said she didn't have time to process grief for her breasts at first because of how quickly the news got out.

Doctor made her "start walking right away. I was walking with my little IV drip thing, in my little robe. My friend said he saw someone take a picture of me. The next day I got a call from my publicist, who said, 'It's out.'"

A short statement was quickly released, reading, "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. Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery."

"The good thing is that we got the information out, but talking about the facts of the disease, I didn't have to see what was going on with me. I think when it slowed down, all of that came crashing down."

Now Applegate is flying high again, with the help of friends, family and husband Martyn LeNoble, with whom she has a daughter, Sadie Grace.

Read the complete interview with Christina Applegate in the November 2012 issue of More magazine.

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