We all heard the announcement a few weeks ago about Christina Applegate having breast cancer. She is going to be doing an interview with Robin Roberts tuesday morning, from Good Morning America, and i think that that will be very interesting. I was hearing in the media people advising her to use her breast cancer for good. I will be very interested to hear her interpretation of recent events in her life. Already tonight, i read a report that Christina is declaring herself cancer free.
I don’t know what that means…except maybe through the surgery maybe the doctors believe that they were able to remove the cancer cells or tumor…but…for the most part…i don’t think too many doctors would declare someone cancer free after doing surgery…because most doctors believe that when surgery is done…often cancer cells can be spread through the surgery itself…unless maybe the tumor was self contained.
In any case, we wish Christina well…and with her popularity…she CAN bring additional attention, if and when she chooses to do that, to a very important issue. Some people are more private about such things…and it is her right to be private if that is what she decides. I think it was Suzanne Somers who wrote an open letter to her, said for Christina to use her cancer diagnosis to learn and grow. I think she meant well…she was advising her to take her time and make informed decisions rather than just jump into treatment. The open letter that Suzanne wrote at first kind of came across presumptious to me…but then i reread it and i believe she was just trying to reach out to her and reassure her.
Ultimately, many people have advice…but, Christina will discover her own way of coping and dealing with her health issues before she takes on the larger issue of being a leader or role model; if she chooses to do that. However, first and foremost…Christina’s responsibility is to take care of herself. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the interview! See also: https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/good-morning-america-interview-with-christina-applegate/ or possibly related topics on breast cancer https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/triple-negative-breast-cancer/ or, https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2008/05/16/women-are-dying-for-size-of-level-d-when-it-comes-to-breasts/