The year-old is now in remission after being diagnosed with anal cancer last year during a routine digital exam, having gone through three months of gruelling treatment. Now, Marcia is promoting HPV immunisation after learning that the types of HPV that most commonly cause cancer can be prevented by the current vaccine — with her daughters due to get their first shots at the end of the school year. The actress, best known for playing Bree Van De Kamp in Desperate Housewives, also wants to break down the stigma around anal cancer. You have cancer! Do you have to then also feel ashamed? Like you did something bad, you know, because it took up residence in your anus?
The Desperate Housewives star has opened up about her battle with anal cancer to end the stigma around the disease. The year-old was diagnosed a year and a half ago but kept it secret until last Septembe r. But she was left stunned when doctors told her the human papilloma virus - or HPV - that gave husband Tom Mahoney throat cancer in could have also caused her tumour. She said: "I would be like working all day. I would be in the emergency room at night. Plus, I had two toddlers. So it was a busy time.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is known for her long, flowing red hair, but she revealed in a series of recent Instagram posts that she lost it after undergoing treatment for anal cancer. Anyone else have hairloss due to cancer? Talk to me. View on Instagram. This type of cancer, which affects the anal canal the short tube at the end of your rectum through which poop leaves your body , is less common than cancers that affect the colon or rectum, according to the American Cancer Society ACS.
That shot will likely be of the HPV vaccine Gardasil 9, which was previously recommended for ages but was expanded in October to include ages According to cancer. About 14 million people become infected each year. The CDC recommends all kids ages 11 or 12 get vaccinated, with catch-up vaccines for boys and men through age 21 and for girls and women through age 26, if they did not get vaccinated when they were younger.