Applegate Says She Is Cancer-Free

Christina Applegate, star of ABC's Samantha Who, said she is "100% cancer-free" after a double mastectomy.

Applegate told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts Tuesday morning that the cancer had not spread, but that rather than facing long-term radiation or chemotherapy treatments, she opted for the surgery.

"I didn't want to go back to the doctors every four months for testing and … everything," she said. "I just wanted to kind of get rid of this whole thing for me."

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.