Shannen Doherty says her breast cancer has now spread to her Brain.
Star of Charmed and Beverly Hills 90210 Shannen Doherty, who has a terminal illness, reports that a scan in January showed brain metastases and says her breast cancer has now spread to her Brain.
Shannen Doherty has disclosed that the brain has been affected by terminal breast cancer for which she has been getting therapy for a number of years.
Doherty posted an emotional video of herself getting radiation therapy to Instagram with the message, “Mets,” or metastasis, having been discovered in her brain during a scan in early January.
“My fear is obvious,” the 52-year-old actor, who has been in TV shows including Charmed and Beverly Hills, 90210, said in the post, because of my severe claustrophobia and the amount of activity in my life. But this is what cancer may look like—that worry, that turbulence, that timing.
Celebrities and fans expressed overwhelming support for Doherty’s statement.
“This is a lot to take on, still again,” actor and friend Selma Blair wrote. “And I am wishing for all the wise peace you have learned to find you in the terror moments. To know we are holding you. Love. All love.”
Kevin Smith, who directed her in the 1995 movie Mallrats, referred to her as his “irreplaceable friend,” and stated, “Rooting for you, my irreplaceable friend.” “Because you have always been such a courageous warrior, it is reasonable for you to experience occasional moments of dread. But once those times have passed, let that unbreakable Doherty spirit reign once more. My Mallrat, you have my undying affection.
“You are a warrior,” the star Sarah Michelle Gellar wrote.
Doherty underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy after receiving her initial breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. In 2017, she said that she was in remission. Three years later, she disclosed that she had been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
“It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways,” she said in a 2020 interview on Good Morning America about her second diagnosis.
“I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ And then I go, ‘Well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this? None of us do.’”
People with stage four can work, she added, adding that she had tried to keep her second diagnosis a secret while filming the 90210 reboot. Like, you know, the moment we receive that diagnosis, our life doesn’t end. There is still some living to be done.
Doherty has posted pictures of herself on social media with no hair and a nosebleed to show the numerous diagnoses and therapies she has had. “I hope I encourage people to get mammograms, to get regular checkups, to cut thru the fear and face whatever might be in front of you,” she wrote.