Actress Shannen Doherty that was known for her role in Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed recently opened up on social media and revealed more about her battle with cancer, sharing how the disease changed with the world.
“I think what’s beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you, and tears you down and builds you and it remakes you so many different times,” she said. “So the person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six months ago is now somebody completely different. And I realize ‘Wow, I really thought that I was so brave and so gracious this entire time and really I was just hiding.'”
When the 45-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer when in February last year, she sued her business managers for allowing her health insurance to lapse before the case was settled in August.
Now, she learned that the disease has spread to her lymph nodes and started a chemotherapy treatment immediately.
According to Provider, Shannen told a news source: “I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes.”
She continued, saying, “So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”
Ever since she shared the news about her cancer spreading and different stories about her experience with medications, fans have been giving her major support and love
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Shannon also tells ET‘s Jennifer Peros about the scariest part of her battle.
“The unknown is always the scariest part,” she shares. “Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer? Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”
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After removing one of her breasts, the doctors realized that the reason that she is not recovering and improving was that the cancer has spread to Doherty’s lymph nodes
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The actress’ husband of six years, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, has been very supportive and has followed her every step of the way. Shannon paid tribute to him for their sixth anniversary last month through social media, writing:
“Our wedding was exceptional and not for the big event it was. It was exceptional because we committed for better or worse, in sickness or in health to love and cherish one another,” she wrote. “Those vows have never meant more than they do now. Kurt has stood by my side thru sickness and makes me feel more loved now than ever. I would walk any path with this man. Take any bullet for him and slay every dragon to protect him. He is my soul mate. My other half. I am blessed.”