‘Desperate Housewives’ Actress Has Cancer

by | September 15, 2009 at 6:26 AM | Desperate Housewives, TV News

Joosten on 'Desperate Housewives.' (ABC)

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Kathryn Joosten has been cast in the fight of her life.

The character actress, 69, who played Karen McCluckey on ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives,” has been diagnosed with lung cancer, her publicist reported yesterday. A CAT-scan showed the cancer in her left lung, said Thomas DeLorenzo.

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Joosten has been through this before. In 2001, cancer was found in her right lung and she had part of it out. A former nurse, she did not undergo chemotherapy and radiation, reported the NY Post.

‘Desperate Housewives’ producers said they will work around Joosten. She appears in the show’s season opener on September 27th at 9 p.m.