Cancer Type – Breast
Bio – Shannen Doherty most famous for her role in Beverly Hills 90210, the star candidly exposes her battle with breast cancer via Instagram in hopes to fulfill inspiration for others and for herself. Read her story here…
Short Story – The former 90210 actress has been an open book about her breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and emotions since being diagnosed in 2015.
Documenting her journey on Instagram, she hopes that her posts will inspire others, and admits that in a way, this has been a Godsend. The diagnosis changed her life, especially in the area of not taking anything for granted.
After her chemo therapy and radiation treatments, Doherty spoke, “The waiting game is here. Waiting for test. Waiting to see if I’m clear or not. Waiting for reconstruction. Waiting. I think when one gets cancer, they are always waiting to a certain extent. To those who know… I’m waiting with you.”
She currently has an expander. One that she can inflate or deflate. Her focus is to stay calm and positive. Choosing to eat healthy, exercise, and put focus into something that brings her joy, advocating and helping animals. She even hosted the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation’s 1st Annual Gala. (Shannen is a huge dog lover!)
Her real life journey is displayed publicly. “I just thought, I was doing something that was beneficial, maybe to myself and others, and maybe through that journey we could all learn something,” she said about her Instagram posts. “I learned a lot from my fans who follow me and my cancer family who post and tell me about their journey,” she stated in a recent interview.
Shannen your courage with your social media posts will forever live in the hearts of others who have experience with this disease.
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/Shannen-Doherty-341362821729/
Image Credits – By watchwithkristin (Shannen Doherty) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
|Born||Shannen Maria Doherty, April 12, 1971 (age 46), Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, director, producer|
|Known for||Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-1994), Charmed (1998-2001)|
|Spouse(s)||Ashley Hamilton (m. 1993–94), Rick Salomon (m. 2002–03), Kurt Iswarienko (m. 2011)|