Shannen Doherty Gives Unfortunate Update On Terminal Cancer

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In a post shared by Shannen Doherty on Instagram, her fans got to know of an unfortunate development with regard to the actress’ health. The actress was already being treated for breast cancer which is terminal for quite a few years now. Now, a recent scan carried out in January has discovered that it has metastasized to her brain.

Shannen Doherty Is Keeping Up The Fight

Shannen Doherty, who is now 52, is mostly known because of her television series roles. These include characters in Beverly Hills, 90210, and Charmed. In the post’s caption, the actress talked about her obvious fear. She explained that she is very claustrophobic. Moreover, at that point, there were many things happening in her life. As such, she thinks all of that along with cancer and the scan’s timing and discovery is a harsh but true depiction of cancer.

The announcement by Shannen Doherty received magnanimous support from fans and celebrities. Selma Blair, a friend, and actor, said that the news was heavy to digest. However, he wished her all the peace that Shannen Doherty has managed to locate during these terrifying moments. He wished her love and the assurance that everyone is holding her.

Kevin Smith, Shannen Doherty’s director in Mallrats, the 1995 film, said that he was rooting for her and called her an irreplaceable friend. He described Doherty as a fighter without fear for her entire life, and thus, considers it completely understandable to become afraid at times. Sarah Michelle Gellar called her a warrior.

Shannen Doherty received the first breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. After that, she has gone through a mastectomy as well as radiation and chemotherapy treatments. In 2017, she revealed that the cancer was in remission. However, in 2020, the terminal breast cancer diagnosis arrived.