Housewives actress Kathryn Joosten facing cancer battle again

Wednesday September 16, 2009

Kathryn Joosten, who plays cranky neighbour Karen McCluskey on popular US series Desperate Housewives, is battling a recurrence of lung cancer.

Doctors detected a spot on the the 69-year-old's left lung during a recent check-up.

Kathryn, who gave up smoking after 40 years, first battled the disease in 2001 and was given the all-clear after having surgery.

It is thought  that Desperate Housewives producers are planning to write around the actress' treatment.

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