08/03/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT
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.