'Desperate Housewives' actress Kathryn Joosten is recovering after having surgery on Monday to remove a cancerous growth on her lung, PEOPLE is reporting, after her cancer returned last month. Doctors believe the cancer was well contained and that the Emmy-winning star (formerly of 'West Wing') should recover.

"She's doing great," her rep says. "She'll be in the hospital recovering for a few days. And she'll need to go in for proactive CAT Scans every few months. But there will be no [need for] chemo, no radiation."