Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another star with cancer.

I am crawling out of bed to comment on another person who has breast cancer. Christina Applegate diagnosed at 34 years of age with Breast Cancer. She apparently had received an MRI which caught this cancer early.

Why was she getting breast MRIs?

Her mother, Nancy Priddy had breast cancer at 37 years of age. To me that speaks of a hereditary syndrome. Not knowing the rest of her family history, it would make a lot of sense if she was getting MRIs and is a BRCA carrier. Why MRIs? Some insurers pay for these in the case of BRCA carriers.

This is a good catch. Lucky for her.

The Sherpa Says: I wonder if Jessica Queller has reached out to her?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Diagnosis of breast cancer at age 34 and 37 is a sign of a genetic condition. Any ovarian cancer in the family?