Shannen Doherty Breast Cancer Cells Spread: Actress Worries About Survival

Shannen Doherty Breast Cancer Cells Spread: Actress Worries About Survival
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Amid her breast cancer battle, former “Beverly Hills 90210” star Shannen Doherty is reportedly worried of her survival.


More than a year following her diagnosis of the disease, the 45-year-old actress has opened up about what she really feels these days.

In an interview with Jennifer Peros of Entertainment Tonight, Shannen Doherty admitted that her breast cancer battle is taking a “heartbreaking toll” on her.

She even got emotional as she narrated her desire to live, amid the devastating medical finding that her breast cancer tumor cells have spread. She admitted that her breast cancer is now above Stage 2.

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“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,” Doherty said. “So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”


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“It’s hard,” she shared between tears. “I started thinking that I wasn’t going to live… I don’t look past today.”

She further narrated that “I don’t know if I’ll ever look like me again.”

The actress, who portrayed the role of Brenda Walsh in the hit 1990s television drama series on Fox, also sounded worried when she noted that it has been her belief that if she continues fighting, she will be fine eventually.

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Meanwhile, her former co-stars, Jason Priestley and Tiffani Thiessen shared some messages for the actress.

Priestly pointed out that with Shannen Doherty being strong, he believes that she is going to be OK one day.

“What she did the other day, shaving her head and posting the pictures and everything, that was incredibly brave,” the 46-year-old actor said.

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For Thiessen’s part, she stated that she has only been wishing for the best for her.

Still citing the interview of Entertainment Tonight, Us Weekly revealed that the dog of the former star of “Charmed” was the first one who sensed that she had breast cancer.

“She would obsessively sniff right here on my right side for a long time before,” she recalled. “So, it made sense when I got diagnosed.”

While sharing her story, Shannen Doherty appeared very proud of her dog who she said has become over protective of her since she had her single mastectomy in May.

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