It has not been easy for Shannen Doherty to fight bre*st c*ncer for the past eight years. In a recent Instagram post, she provided an update on her health, writing, “Early morning doctors visit for scans.”
with exhausted eyes. Even though my hair was a mess, the brand-new bandage wraps made my day! She posted a selfie with her pink bandages with the hashtag “#c*ncerslayer.”
Doherty found a lump in her bre*st in 2015 and was given the news that she had bre*st c*ncer. After some time on hormone therapy, she eventually required radiation, chemotherapy, and a single mastectomy.
In 2017, Doherty’s c*ncer entered remission. Unfortunately, stage IV bre*st c*ncer returned in February 2020. Other areas of her body had also been affected by her condition.
Bre*st c*ncer can be diagnosed in stages ranging from 0 to IV, with higher numbers denoting a more invasive malignancy or how far the malignant cells have spread outside of the initial tumour.
According to the Mayo Clinic, stage 0 denotes a disease that is noninvasive or contained within the milk ducts, while stage IV (also known as metastatic bre*st c*ncer, which is the stage Doherty is in) denotes that the c*ncer has spread to other parts of the body.
According to the American C*ncer Society, more than 150,000 bre*st c*ncer survivors in the US are coping with metastatic disease.
Despite the fact that metastatic bre*st c*ncer is frequently incurable, research has found that because to technological advancements, patients’ lives have increased.
To get through these challenging years of c*ncer treatment, Doherty acted in two TV movies last year: List of a Lifetime and Dying to Belong.
Over the years, the actress has used social media to talk about a variety of facets of her battle with c*ncer, including her experiences with chemotherapy.
She also revealed to her readers in an article from October of last year about her battle with bre*st c*ncer: “I experienced multiple nose bleeds from the chemo.”
I don’t know whether any of you have experienced this. I was also worn out. I put on some hilarious pyjamas that my friend Kristy had given me to help me feel better.
Did these actually improve my mood? Yes!! Lol. I was able to make fun of myself because I thought I was foolish. I was able to get through what seemed impossible by laughing. We can all chuckle at the impossibility, I believe.