What to know about the BRCA gene when it comes to breast cancer
When actress Angelina Jolie found out she had a mutation in her BRCA1 gene that sharply increased her risk of developing breast cancer, she took the aggressive approach of having a preventive double mastectomy. Later, she also had her ovaries removed.
Selma Blair says she's in remission from multiple sclerosis
People Selma Blair FILE - Selma Blair attends the 26th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala on, May 10, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Blair says she's in remission from multiple sclerosis as a result of undergoing stem cell transplantation. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) (Richard Shotwell)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Selma Blair says she’s in remission from multiple sclerosis as a result of undergoing a stem cell transplant. I’m in remission,” Blair told a Television Critics Association panel on Monday. “I don’t have any new lesions forming.”According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath that covers nerve fibers. The actor reveals her fight with MS in “Introducing, Selma Blair,” an intimate documentary directed by Rachel Fleit.wftv.com
Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis
But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” wrote Applegate. “It’s been a tough road. As I go through this thing.”Multiple sclerosis — also known as MS — affects the nervous system and often results in progressive physical and cognitive decline. More than 2.3 million people have a diagnosis of MS worldwide, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Nearly 1 million people over the age of 18 live with a diagnosis of MS in the US, the nonprofit organization adds.wftv.com
Christina Applegate announces she has multiple sclerosis
“Married... with Children” actress Christina Applegate has announced she has multiple sclerosis. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. Her MS diagnosis isn’t the first challenge that Applegate has faced. Applegate may be best known in her role as Kelly Bundy or on the big screen in “Anchorman” opposite Will Ferrell. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for “Friends” twice and won it in 2003.wftv.com
Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards
Washington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)LOS ANGELES Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards. He was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in the HBO film Bad Education." He is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Black Monday.___Im grateful for the continued love for all corners of our Maisel family. She is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Dead To Me.___This one strikes differently.