Marcia Cross opened up to the world about her anal cancer, which was
likely caused by the strain of HPV that may have been the cause of
her husband’s throat cancer several years back.
57-year-old former Desperate Housewives star is currently in
remission and has been talking about the dangers associated with
sexually transmitted diseases. She has been outgoing about HPV
prevention and encourages people to ask their doctor for the HPV
said too many people are ashamed to have cancer because of an STD as
if they did something bad. However, the fact they have cancer should
be enough on their plate. Cross said it took her a while to grasp the
concept that she had anal cancer.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said HPV is the cause of
over 90 percent of anal cancers, spreading from each person through
sex or even just skin contact.
2009, Cross’ husband Tom Mahoney had throat cancer, and his
treatment was successful. The couple had no idea that their two
cancers would be caused by a single entity – or infection.
In late 2018, Cross announced she was free of cancer. She had six weeks of radiation on top of two weeks of chemo. She made the announcement on Instagram, saying she was healthy and happy to be cancer-free. She thanked her friends for all their love and support during her battle.