Actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate has spoken out about her life and her body six years after she underwent a double mastectomy. The year old mother-of-one, based in California, says that breast reconstruction has improved by leaps and bounds since , when she had implants fitted after her surgery to remove both breasts. You can get better boobs than you had before, if you so choose. Scroll down for video. Breast cancer survivor: Christina Applegate, pictured this year, has spoken about the high quality of modern breast reconstruction, six years after she underwent a double mastectomy. When asked what she thought about the worrying rise in the cases of cancer in the U.