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Marcia Cross shares that she kept her husband's illness from her girls.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress's husband, Tom Mahoney, was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago, but the couple chose to shield their twin daughters, Eden and Savannah (3), from his battle.  At the Stand Up To Cancer event over the weekend she shared: "There's no point in telling our kids, they were so young and anything to them is normal, so they didn't know things weren't normal."

Tom's health has continued to improve and Marcia says her life couldn't be happier right now.  "My kids are great, work is great, my husband's really, really fantastic, I'm very blessed. All of my dreams have come true."

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