Shannen Doherty shares devastating health update after cancer diagnosis
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 29, 2023 - 11:07PM
Shannen Doherty has opened up about her health after her cancer diagnosis (Picture: Getty)

Shannen Doherty has shared a devastating update about her battle, revealing that it has now spread to her bones.

The Charmed actress was in 2020, and took a back seat from the public eye to focus on her health.

In June, the 52-year-old explained , and that she had undergone radiation treatment – while Hollywood stars rushed to offer her their support.

in a new interview, she opened up about her determination to beat the illness.

‘I don’t want to die,’ she told . ‘I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with creating. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better.’

Despite her cancer diagnosis, Shannen also insisted that she feels ‘so blessed’, before vowing that she will eventually get back to work.

In June, she confirmed that the cancer had spread (Picture: WireImage)

‘People just assume that it means you can’t walk, you can’t eat, you can’t work. They put you out to pasture at a very early age,’ she continued. ‘“You’re done, you’re retired,” and we’re not.

‘We’re vibrant, and we have such a different outlook on life. We are people who want to work and embrace life and keep moving forward.

‘I know it sounds cheesy and crazy, but you’re just more aware of everything, and you feel so blessed. We’re the people who want to work the most, because we’re just so grateful for every second, every hour, every day we get to be here.’

Although the cancer has spread, she is still hopeful that she will be approved for clinical trials for new treatments.

Shannen was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and had been in remission when she was told that it had returned, five years later.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 icon confirmed the news during an appearance on Good Morning America in February, 2020, telling viewers: ‘It’s going to come out in a matter of days or week that I am stage four. So my cancer came back and that’s why I am here.

‘I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways. There’s definitely days when I say “why me”, and then I go, “well, why not me, who else besides me deserves this?” None of us do.’

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