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Christina Applegate Wows Crowd at Emmy's

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Sep 22, 2008 | 5:26am EDT

Actress Christina Applegate audiences at Sunday's, September 21, 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards proving she's bounced back since beating the disease earlier this year.

The 36-year-old star had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with cancer in July, and has assured fans she's made a healthy and full recovery.

Talking on the red carpet at her first awards show since the diagnosis, Applegate said: "Things happen, and you have to really, really embrace your life. It's a

great day… I've got a pretty dress on and lipstick, and (it's) something I haven't done in two months... Things happen, and you have to sit back and really, really embrace your life."

"For me to have a voice and be the voice of a 30-something-year-old girl going through this and dispelling the misnomers that it's an older woman's disease is a big part of this for me."

Applegate later took to the stage as an award presenter alongside actor Christian Slater at the event, showing off her fighting spirit when she challenged him to a friendly ratings competition after he showered her with compliments.

She added: "Thank you so much Christian, that's very sweet and a truly lovely sentiment but it doesn't change one bit the fact that I'm going to crush you in the ratings, so good luck to you!"

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