Shannen Doherty has disclosed that the brain has been affected by terminal breast cαncer for which she has been getting therapy for several years.
Doherty posted an emotional video of herself receiving radiation therapy to Instagram with the message, “Mets,” or metastasis, having been discovered in her brain during a scan in early January.
In the caption, the 52-year-old actor, who has been in TV shows like Charmed and Beverly Hills, 90210, wrote: “My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life. But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like.”
Celebrities and fans expressed overwhelming support for Doherty’s statement.
“This is a lot to take on, still again,” Selma Blair, an actor and friend, wrote. “And I am wishing for all the wise peace you have learned to find you in the terror moments. To know we are holding you. Love. All love.”
“Rooting for you, my irreplaceable friend,” her 1995 movie Mallrats director Kevin Smith said. “You have been such a fearless fighter your whole life, so it’s understandable to be a little scared from time to time. But when those moments pass, let that indomitable Doherty spirit take over anew. I love you so much, my Mallrat.”
You can also take a look at the tweet provided by The Entertainment Tonight below:
Shannen Doherty’s breast cancer has spread to her brain.https://t.co/kt6jyYuG0H
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) June 7, 2023
“You are a warrior,” actor Sarah Michelle Gellar penmanship.
Doherty underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy after receiving her initial breast cαncer diagnosis in 2015. In 2017, she said that she was in remission. Three years later, she disclosed that she had been diagnosed with terminal breast cαncer.
“It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways,” She spoke about her second diagnosis in a 2020 Good Morning America interview.
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“I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ And then I go, ‘Well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this? None of us do.’”
While filming the 90210 revivals, she claimed to have tried to conceal her second diagnosis, declaring, “People with stage four can work too. Like, you know, our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis. We still have some living to do.”
Doherty has posted pictures of herself on social media with no hair and a nosebleed to show the numerous diagnoses and therapies she has had. “I hope I encourage people to get mammograms, to get regular checkups, to cut thru the fear and face whatever might be in front of you,” she wrote on instagram.