Desperate Housewives star KATHRYN JOOSTEN is taking her lung cancer battle to daytime TV in America - by playing herself in an upcoming episode of soap THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL.
The actress will play herself in the 6,000th episode of the drama, which will air in the U.S. in February (10), as part of a bid to bring awareness about the disease.
Joosten joins Bold & The Beautiful matriarch Stephanie Forrester's support group as she battles cancer, according to TV Guide magazine.
The actress, who beat lung cancer twice, says, "Susan and I have some great scenes together, discussing the disease very realistically.
"There's a real stigma attached to all this. Lung cancer is thought of like AIDS in the '80s - it's considered the disease you gave yourself."