My Story: Stars Who've Faced Breast Cancer

From Angelina Jolie going public about her double mastectomy to Melissa Etheridge's memorable return to the stage, see the women who've shared their survivor stories

  • CHRISTINA APPLEGATE photo | Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow

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Updated: Tuesday May 14, 2013 | 01:00 PM EDT By: Kiran Hefa and Alison Schwartz


Age at diagnosis: 36
After watching her mother battle cancer twice, Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy, even though cancer was only detected in one of her breasts. "Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I scream, and I get really angry," the actress, now cancer-free and the mother of a 2-year-old daughter admitted on Good Morning America, adding, "I think it's all part of healing."