Marcia Cross ‘happy to be alive’ after beating cancer

September 27, 2018 GMT

Marcia Cross is “so happy to be alive” after beating anal cancer.

The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star took to her Instagram account to reveal to her followers that she has overcome the disease, and while she is “more grateful than ever”, she wishes her hair would grow back.

She wrote: “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.

Xxoo m (sic)”

The 56-year-old actress - who played Bree Van de Kamp in the ABC drama series - followed the post up with a statement confirming she is now “post-cancer” and is “healthy”, after some fan confusion.

She wrote: “I am so sorry my post wasn’t clear. 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. (sic)”

Marcia now feels “deliriously free” after opening up about her battle with cancer, and she has thanked her supporters for sharing stories about their struggles with the disease.

She wrote in another statement: “After posting a picture of myself here and uttering the words #cancer and #hairloss, I feel liberated, deliriously free and completely me. How or why this simple act gave me such a powerful life I did not question, but I thanked God or whatever gave me the internal push to move forward and expose myself. I certainly wasn’t expecting the response of love and kindness that flowed to me. My capacity to receive requires a massive expansion! I am ecstatically alive and what interests me post cancer is #AUTHENTICITY, #VULNERABILITY, #TRANSPARENCY and of course #LOVE. If you were wondering, I had #analcancer. I know, right?! Thank you again for your love and for sharing your person stories of struggle with #cancer and #hair loss and getting your footing in the world (sic)”