“Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” the Dead to Me star wrote.
“It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a–hole blocks it,” Applegate, 49, continued.
“As one of my friends that has MS said, ‘We wake up and take the indicated action.’ And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing. Thank you xo,” Applegate added.
In 2008, the Married… with Children star was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double masectomy.
Applegate has the BRCA1 gene mutation, which predisposes her to developing cancer — and the actress has also previously revealed her concern that her 10-year-old daughter Sadie could have the gene as well.
“The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high,” she said at the time.
“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.”
In 2017, Applegate opened up about having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce her risk of cancer, saying it was “a relief” and joking that it’s “one other thing off the table” so she hoped nothing catastrophic could happen in the future.
“I had my ovaries and [fallopian] tubes removed,” she revealed. “My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008. I could prevent that. That’s how I’ve taken control of everything.”
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