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Christina Applegate Reveals She Had Her Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes Removed

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Christina Applegate isn't taking any chances.

Christina Applegate is taking every precaution when it comes to cancer.

As you may remember, the actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had a double mastectomy.

The survivor told TODAY.com she's made some big choices in regards to her health recently, deciding to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

Related: Christina Reacts To Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Breast Cancer Reveal

The Bad Moms star explained:

"Two weeks ago, I had my ovaries and [fallopian] tubes removed. My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008. I could prevent that. That's how I've taken control of everything. It's a relief. That's one other thing off the table. Now, let's hope I don't get hit by a bus."

Wow!

But as Christina further shared, "if you're BRCA positive, it's highly possible you'll develop cancer in your lifetime." Having battled it once, she's taking back control of her body!

Of course that doesn't mean she's not worrying about her own daughter, six-year-old Sadie:

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Watch Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Sit Down For A Rare — And Candid — Interview About Work, Health, & Married Life!

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This is so real and vulnerable.

Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt finally sat down for their much-anticipated interview on the Today Show with journalist Tom Brokaw to discuss their work — and Angelina's health.

Related: Brad Discusses Being Directed By Angelina

In the interview, the pair opened up about their upcoming film By The Sea, and how their on-screen relationship was affected by their own real-life marriage.

The couple also discussed Jolie Pitt's health concerns surrounding breast and ovarian cancer, opening up about why she chose to have medical procedures to remove cancer risks.

Watch the complete, very candid interview (below):

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Former Real World Stars Gather In D.C. To Honor The Late Diem Brown — See Puck, Derrick, & More Reunite For Ovarian Cancer Awareness!

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Check out which Real World stars gathered to honor Diem Brown!

It's the Real World reunion we've all been waiting for, AND it's for a great cause!

A handful of former reality TV stars gathered in Washington D.C. on Tuesday honor the late Diem Brown and to also raise awareness for The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance!

The event was lead by Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, who you probably recognize from The Real World: Boston, and his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy, who was on The Real World: San Francisco!

Related: Friends Remember Diem Brown On What Would Have Been Her 35th Birthday

The two were also joined by Rachel's castmate David "Puck" Rainey, Derrick Kosinski from Road Rules: X-Treme, Norman Korpi from the very first season of The Real World, and Laurel Stucky of The Challenge: Free Agents!

The goal of the reunion was clear as the cast mates shared photos and discussed the importance of finding away to beat cancer once and for all!

It's been almost a year since Diem lost the battle to ovarian cancer, and it's great to see her fellow Real World alums making sure her memory lives on!

Ch-ch-check out more photos from the emotional reunion (above)!

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Patrick Dempsey's Mother Dies At 79 After Long Battle With Cancer

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Patrick Dempsey's mother Amanda passed away at the age of 79 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

The Grey's Anatomy actor's mom had fought hard against the disease multiple times since 1997, but she died earlier this week on Monday surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Amanda's medical struggles inspired

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Pierce Brosnan's Daughter Dies Of Ovarian Cancer

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This is just so sad!!!

Charlotte Brosnan, adopted daughter of former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, died on Friday.

The 41-year-old mother of two succumbed to ovarian cancer after fighting courageously against the horrible illness for three years.

Pierce released this statement:

"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, her children Isabella and Lucas and her brothers Christopher and Sean. Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl. We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences."

Ugh!!! She was taken from her friends and family far too soon!!

Our sincerest thoughts and well wishes go out to Charlotte's children, surviving husband, father, and everyone else affected by this awful tragedy.

Ovarian cancer is the same disease that killed her mother and Pierce's first wife Cassandra Harris in 1991.

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Angelina Jolie's Family Has A Long History Of Struggles Against Cancer

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There's no question that Angelina Jolie showed TONS of courage when she announced her decision to have preventative, and the more we look at her family's history with cancer the more it makes sense that she would take such extreme measures.

The actress knew for two reasons that she was at a high risk of being diagnosed with cancer. The first was she had a BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly increases the chances of getting the disease. The second reason was that it runs in her family.

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Angelina Jolie's Brave Aunt Debbie Battles Stage Four Breast Cancer After Testing Positive For Gene Mutation!

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Even though we can't even begin to comprehend how difficult Angelina Jolie's courageous decision to undergo a double mastectomy must have been for the incredible, inspirational actress, it's clear that she made the choice knowing just how devastating the toll can be for those with the defective gene that is linked to both breast and ovarian cancer!

And not just because she lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, to the same disease!

Sadly, it appears that Angie's Aunt Debbie, her mom's sister, is now battling stage four breast cancer, even though she elected to have her ovaries removed after taking a test that showed she also carried the faulty BRCA1 gene.

Watch her bravery and perseverance, covered in a story for Inside Edition (above)!

So unreal to think that this disease has ravaged an entire family for so many generations, but hopefully, by coming forward and discussing their struggles so openly, women like Angie and her Aunt Debbie can break the cycle and raise awareness so others in similar situations have the information and resources necessary to make potentially life-saving decisions regarding their health.

Stay strong, you guys! You're in our prayers!

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