Alynda Wheat
September 14, 2009 AT 08:57 PM EDT

Kathryn Joosten, better known to TV audiences as Desperate Housewives‘ Mrs. McCluskey, has lung cancer, People.com reports. The two-time Emmy winner received the diagnosis less than a week ago, a recurrence of the lung cancer she battled in 2001. “I’ve got a little hang up here,” she said of the battle she faces. “But we’re going to handle it and move forward. I’m doing great.” The 69-year-old, who also played Mrs. Landingham on The West Wing, says her treatment may disrupt shooting on the ABC series.

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