Desperate Housewives' Marcia Cross anal cancer linked to husband's throat cancer

Desperate Housewives' Marcia Cross anal cancer linked to husband's throat cancer

The actress appeared on CBS This Morning on June 5, to give a tell-all interview about her battle with the disease, which she was diagnosed with in November 2017, and talked about how it may be linked to her husband Tom Mahoney's throat cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2009, due to the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease.

She told CBS This Morning that doctors believe both cancers were caused by the same HPV strain, and that she didn't know the virus was linked to cancer prior to her diagnosis.

"I know there are people who are ashamed". "You have cancer. Should you then also feel like ashamed like you did something bad because it took up residence in your anus?"

According to the CDC, HPV causes more than 90% of anal cancers, and can spread from one person to another through sex or just by skin-to-skin contact.

She chose to speak openly about her experience so others will hopefully be less embarrassed about the disease and get a rectal exam, which is how she learned of her cancer.

On "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, she explained how her gynecologist had discovered the anal cancer during a routine visit.

'Even for me, it took a while, ' she said. "Anus, anus, anus. You just have to get used to it".

In September 2018, Marcia Cross, who played Bree Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives, revealed that she had been battling anal cancer and was in remission.

Cross said doctors later told her the cancer was likely linked to HPV, a sexually transmitted disease, and the same strain had caused her husband Tom Mahoney's throat cancer in 2009. "But you can bear it", Cross said.

She added, "I kept saying if this doesn't kill me it's the best thing that could've ever happened because the experience of being loved like that?" The vaccine has also been approved for prevention of anal cancers.

Nearly a decade after Mahoney, 61, had battled throat cancer, it was Cross' turn to undergo treatment.

Cross underwent six weeks of radiation and two weeks of chemotherapy to treat her cancer.

The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006.

"My girls don't know it, but they're up for their first shot at the end of the school year", Cross said on the program.

"What are you talking about", she recalls of her reaction to the news. I'm the girl who goes to the bathroom now and I go 'Yes!

Related Articles

  • Ford wants to close its factory in Wales

    Ford wants to close its factory in Wales

    Hundreds more people are employed in businesses that supply the plant, which has been manufacturing engines in Wales for 40 years. At the same time, they have also reaffirmed their commitment to their other sites in the UK.
    Djokovic breezes into French Open fourth round

    Djokovic breezes into French Open fourth round

    She came through qualifying but should she go on and book an unlikely place in the final on Saturday, she will face a dilemma. The players who stunned top seed Naomi Osaka and 23-time major victor Serena Williams got a taste of their own medicine.

    ‘Jurassic World’ Animated Series Headed To Netflix In 2020

    Those films were preceded by the original hits " Jurassic Park ", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", and " Jurassic Park III". The showrunners are Scott Kreamer ( Pinky Malinky ) and Lane Lueras ( Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny ).
  • Afghanistan bowl against Sri Lanka in World Cup

    Afghanistan bowl against Sri Lanka in World Cup

    The openers shared 92 for the first wicket, before being parted at the start of the 14th over. Relieved with the win, Karunaratne admitted that the batting department needs improvement.
    'Don't panic' Root tells England after loss to Pakistan

    'Don't panic' Root tells England after loss to Pakistan

    However, the hosts' score of 334 was better than the World Cup's record run chase, 329 by Ireland against England eight years ago. Root called for England not to overreact to the setback ahead of their next match against Bangladesh on Saturday.
    Australia: Four dead after mass shooting in Darwin

    Australia: Four dead after mass shooting in Darwin

    Woolner is an upper middle class suburb of Darwin , about three miles from the central business district. An ABC reporter said she saw police tackle and taser the gunman at a busy intersection.
  • Apple Announces New Mac Pro, 6K Display

    Apple Announces New Mac Pro, 6K Display

    With every update of iOS comes the promise that your existing phone is going to become an entirely new device at no extra cost. Apple's voice assistant, Siri, has been available on the Mac for a long time now - several macOS versions at least.
    Bangladesh undone by New Zealand pace at World Cup

    Bangladesh undone by New Zealand pace at World Cup

    They would have some problems with the performance, but at the Cricket World Cup , only results matter for the Black Caps. Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan did some early damage as New Zealand got the wobbles in their chase.
    Rafael Nadal to face Roger Federer in French Open semi-finals

    Rafael Nadal to face Roger Federer in French Open semi-finals

    He can play on clay, unfortunately", a smiling Federer joked to the crowd at Court Suzanne Lenglen. "What a pleasure, actually". Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his mens singles quarter-final match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.
  • Australia vs West Indies - Highlights & Stats

    Australia vs West Indies - Highlights & Stats

    West Indies , despite a painstaking 68 from opener Shai Hope and 51 from captain Jason Holder finished on 273 for nine. In reply, West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals as they were restricted to 273/9 in 50 overs.
    President Trump fan hit by milkshake as protesters shout ‘Nazi scum’

    President Trump fan hit by milkshake as protesters shout ‘Nazi scum’

    Is she saying she just knows? Trump has used his speeches to emphasize a longstanding bond between the USA and Britain. Also in Trafalgar Square: a 16-foot robotic likeness of Trump seated on a golden toilet.
    China’s Huawei to sell stake in undersea-cable unit

    China’s Huawei to sell stake in undersea-cable unit

    Hengtong has its own projects based in South America, as well as a fibre-optic co-venture with a USA firm. President Trump signed a bill in 2018 banning both Huawei and ZTE's devices.