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Jaime Pressly Has Had an “Almost Full Mastectomy”

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Jaime PresslyJaime Pressly has opened up about having an "almost full mastectomy."

The Jennifer Falls actress revealed she noticed lumps forming in her breasts four years after she was first diagnosed with Mastitis - an inflammation in the mammary glad that often results from a bacterial infection related to breastfeeding. She developed a severe form of the benign disorder after welcoming her seven-year-old son, Dezi, with former fiance Eric Cubiche into the world in 2007, and initially assumed she was suffering from "regular breastfeeding pain."

"I had something that happened to me years ago -- when I had my son I got mastitis, but I didn't know because I thought it was just regular breastfeeding pain," The 37-year-old star told The Talk.

After having scar tissue removed from one breast, the blonde beauty's doctors informed her that the disorder had spread and she was forced to remove tissue from her other breast: "[I had] almost [a] full mastectomy. I still have some breast tissue left, just from the mastitis because it mutated into something else because it sat dormant for a while. But it was the craziest thing. Thank God it wasn't [cancer]."


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Christina Applegate Opens Up About Her Double Mastectomy

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television

Christina Applegate

Although it was only revealed a few weeks ago that Christina Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer, the actress now admits that she found out back in April.

In an exclusive interview on , the Samantha Who? star told Robin Roberts (also a breast cancer survivor) that her vigilance really paid off in in the end.

Because of her mother’s history with the same disease, Applegate knew it was important for her to begin mammograms at an early age. The 36-year-old had been receiving regular testing for approximately 6 years. Thanks to two MRIs conducted after a biopsy last year, the discovery was made.

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