Marcia Cross Encourages Others To Talk About Hair Loss And Cancer

"I felt liberated, deliriously free and completely me."

Marcia Cross recently revealed on Instagram that she battled anal cancer, but is now "post-cancer," "healthy" and "happy." Cross also shared a photo showing her hair loss from treatment.

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"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."

The post was met with many words of support from her followers, as well as people sharing their stories. They are sharing their feelings about hair loss, cancer, and how they felt when their hair started growing back.

"I am 1.5 years post hellish treatment for [the] same rare cancer," one person commented on Instagram. "It took about 9 months for my hair to begin growing well again, but it's back now. I feel healthier and healthier every day. Stay strong."

"Does it still feel like rabbit fur?" asked a two-time cancer survivor. "It was CRAZY when it started growing back. Well ... actually the whole experience is crazy ... Some things are different, but life is amazing."

"I am 5 months post-breast cancer treatment and my hair is back — three to four inches long, grey and curly," stated another commenter. "[I'm] so pleased you are through your treatment and looking so well."

One person currently battling cancer said, "Going through chemo now. Who knew that it actually hurts when your hair falls out?!?"

After the outpouring of support, the former Desperate Housewives actress wrote about how opening up about her story impacted her.

The recent posts have encouraged others to share more stories and talk about how cancer impacted them.

Another proclaimed, "Six-month colon cancer survivor here. Happy to be alive! Who cares about hair it grows back."

"If I didn't lose hair to chemo, I would NEVER had nerve to try a Mohawk which is now *my* hairstyle," revealed one survivor. "I used to have beautiful long red hair too. But ahh well, life changes!! I'm so glad you're sharing your story openly!! I've had a bunch of cancer and it's been rewarding experience to share it all!! So so so glad you're doing better!! Here's to #survivors"

(H/T: PopSugar)

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