Marcia Cross’ comments about her anal cancer battle show her dedication

(Meghan Demaria/ Bustle) — Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross doesn’t want there to be a stigma around anal cancer. And she’s fighting it by talking about her own experience.

Marcia Cross’ comments about her anal cancer battle show that she’s dedicated to normalizing the conversation surrounding the disease. Like those who’ve suffered from any other type of cancer, people with anal cancer deserve respect, and Cross’ new interview with People raises plenty of important points.

The actor was diagnosed about a year and a half ago, People reported, and she now says that she’s healthy. Still, the experience taught her about the stigma surrounding this particular type of cancer, and she’s now on a mission to put that to an end.

“I want to help put a dent in the stigma around anal cancer,” Cross told the magazine. “I’ve read a lot of cancer-survivor stories, and many people, women especially, were too embarrassed to say what kind of cancer they had. There is a lot of shame about it. I want that to stop.” (…)

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