Celebrity Christina Applegate Diagnosed with Breast Cancer "The cancer is not life threatening" and she "will have a full recovery," says her rep By Stephen M. Silverman and Julie Jordan Published on August 3, 2008 12:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Baxter/Abaca Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with breast cancer, a rep for the 36-year-old Samantha Who? Emmy nominee announced late Saturday. In full, the spokesperson’s statement said: “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.” The rep added: “Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time.” Last month it was announced that the actress, best known for playing Kelly Bundy on the long-running sitcom Married … with Children, would participate with Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron in the Sept. 8 telethon Stand Up to Cancer, to be simultaneously broadcast on CBS, NBC and ABC.