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From the Archive: Kathryn Joosten on Cancer Battle

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm •  Published: June 3, 2012

Two-time Emmy winner Kathryn Joosten passed away on Friday, and now we're paying tribute to the actress by flashing back to her 2009 interview with ET, in which the Desperate Housewives star spoke about her cancer battle.

Joosten, who at the time was suffering her second bout with cancer, told ET, "I plan on being the Ryan White of lung cancer and I say that because lung cancer today is where AIDS was in the '80s. The public's perception was you were naughty, you did it to yourself, you're going to die anyhow, so what the hell do we care?"

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