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/
Shannen Doherty Update
Shannen announced in 2015 that she had breast cancer and was in remission; however, earlier this year, 2020, she announced that the breast cancer has returned. Unfortunately, it is stage 4 this time, and the doctors are not as optimistic about her prognosis. At 49, the actress has to come to terms with her death. Even with the best treatments, the diagnosis is not a good one.
She married Kurt Iswarienko in 2011, and they wanted children, but the cancer diagnosis and treatment made that impossible for Shannen. It also made her rethink having children because there is no guarantee that cancer won’t return, and she did not want her child to have to bury their mother at a young age.
She is still close friends with Holly Marie Combs, a costar from Charmed, and several costars from 90102 and other projects that she has worked. All have given her support during her cancer. She has been vocal on Instagram and Twitter about what the support of those dear friends has meant to her and her cancer battle.
Cancer Horizons wishes Shannen the best and wants to thank her for her open and honest talk about her breast cancer, treatments, and handling the treatments.
|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)|
Image Credits – By watchwithkristin (Shannen Doherty) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons