Tuesday, August 19, 2008
A Brave Woman
Christina Applegate has revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after her breast cancer diagnosis.
Though the cancer was isolated to one breast, she opted to go "radical."
For any woman, this must be a harrowing decision. Since the dawn of time, breasts have been a symbol of fertility, sexuality, and femininity itself. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has to grapple with these complications as she fights for her life.
Applegate, who rose to fame as a nubile sex symbol on "Married With Children," made a tough, brave decision that may ultimately inspire many other women extend their own lives.
Do breasts make a woman a "woman?" Absolutely not.
Get well, Christina, and may you have a long and healthy life!