Marcia Cross Of 'Desperate Housewives' Says She Battled Anal Cancer

"Happy to be alive," the actress wrote on Instagram.

“Desperate Housewives” actress Marcia Cross revealed recently she is recovering from a fight with anal cancer.

In a series of Instagram posts earlier this month, the 56-year-old mother of twin daughters said she was “happy to be alive but sad that my hair fell out.”

A day after her first post, Cross characterized her status as POST cancer.

“All good now,” she wrote. “Hard journey but I am HEALTHY, and more present and grateful than ever.”

The actress, whose husband, Tom Mahoney, is a cancer survivor, said in a third post that her disclosure about her disease and hair loss made her feel “liberated, deliriously free, and completely me.”

Cross played Bree in the long-running “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2012), about the lives of women friends in a suburban neighborhood. She later had a role as a character who became president on the FBI drama “Quantico.”



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