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Marcia Cross Reveals Secret Cancer Battle

Marcia Cross Reveals Secret Cancer Battle

Former “Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross has remained quiet about her fight against anal cancer — until now.

Last week, Cross revealed that she is suffering hair loss due to cancer treatments. She wrote on Instagram, “So grateful and happy to be alive but sad that my hair fell out and is about 1 inch long now and looks cra cra. Anyone else have #hairloss due to #cancer? Talk to me. I feel you.”

After fans expressed their concerns, Marcia clarified, “I am POST cancer. All good now. Hard journey, but I am HEALTHY, happy, and more present and grateful than ever. Thank you from the bottom of my ever expanding heart for all of your LOVE.”

In a third post, Cross opened up about her cancer revelation, saying, “After posting a picture of myself here and uttering the words #cancer and #hairloss, I felt liberated, deliriously free and completely me. How or why this simple act gave me such a powerful lift I did not question, but I thanked God or whatever gave me the internal push to move forward and expose myself.”

The 56-year-old also showed her appreciation for all the love and support, commenting, “I certainly wasn’t expecting the response of love and kindness that flowed to me. I am ecstatically alive and what interests me post cancer is #AUTHENTICITY. #VULNERABILITY. #TRANSPARANCY And of course #LOVE.”