Christina Applegate has revealed she underwent surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce the risk of further cancers.
The 45-year-old actress, who had a double mastectomy in 2008 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, says that she had the surgery two weeks ago.
Telling Today, Applegate says: '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 thing off the table.'
The star finished, 'Now, let's hope I don't get him by a bus.'
Applegate has also previously revealed that she has BRCA1 gene mutation, which predisposes her to developing cancer.
One of the actresses major concerns is that her 6-year-old daughter Sadie could have it as well.
'The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high,' Applegate says. 'I look at her and feed her the cleanest foods. I try to keep her stress levels down. I’m doing everything I can on my end knowing that in 20 years, she’ll have to start getting tested. Hopefully by then there will be advancements. It breaks my heart to think that’s a possibility.'