Shannen Doherty is a famous actress, especially known for her role in the hit show, Beverly Hills 9021 and charmed. Sadly she has been lately in the news for her breast cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in February last year and since then, millions of hearts are praying for her recovery.
Contrary to what was expected, she recently gave another heart breaking news. She told that her cancer has now spread to her lymph nodes. She told a news source, “I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes.” She adds, “So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”
Shannen was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in 2005. She went through a single mastectomy but, that wasn’t the end of her suffering.
She maintains a very open attitude for her battle with cancer. She keeps them posted about the experiences with chemotherapy and her medications. The reason behind updating her fans is to let them know about the tough battle with cancer.
She even posts video clips of her chemo sessions on her social media page in order to give people an insight on chemo sessions.
Despite the hardship, Shannen has managed to keep her attitude positive. She said, “Cancer has in a strange way done some amazing things for me. It’s allowed me to be more me, like much more in touch with who I am…”
In the treatment, one of her breasts was removed after which, speedy recovery was expected but, what really happened was saddening not for just herself but millions of her fans. The doctors saw no improved and the reason was, her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
She said, “Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, living without breasts is manageable…it’s how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”
Describing her tough journey, she told the news that she is losing weight drastically, vomiting a lot more than she used to and at times, she can’t even get herself out of the bed. In all of this, her husband has been a great support.
Nobody knows what will happen to Shannen Doherty but, one thing that everyone is sure of is, she is a warrior who despite the struggle, thinks of her fans, keeps them posted and maintains a very positive attitude towards life.