Shannen Doherty gives update on her breast cancer battle

Lawrence Kim
October 1, 2020

"I haven't sat down to write the important letters yet, but I know I have to". Her photographer husband Kurt Iswarienko was away on a photoshoot.

She broke the news to her closest friends at a dinner party at her home where she also invited her oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Piro.

Doherty admitted that she also thought of making video messages for her family to watch after she dies.

The true side, arguably the softer side, of Doherty is something Gellar spoke about with Us Weekly: "She's a tough chick on the outside, but she's not necessarily on the inside". Since the diagnosis, she's undergone hormone therapy and drug treatment that is meant to keep the cancer at bay while trying to conceive of a limited future.

Shannen Doherty has openly discussed her battle with stage IV cancer.

"When I got cancer the first time, it was this really attractive thing, because it finally stripped all of that away". "The small things are magnified for me".

"I'm not signing off", she said.

Shannen first revealed her diagnosis publicly back in February, almost three years after going into remission. She announced on "Good Morning America" back in February that the disease had since returned and is now stage IV, a matter she chose to take public amid a legal battle with her insurance company. A slower rate of life has actually offered the Heathers star time to consider a world without her in it, nevertheless morbid that might be. I see the same woman I fell in love with. "That's something I need to do", Doherty said.

The doctor told the gathered guests that Doherty's cancer had returned and it had gone metastatic or progressed to stage 4, which means it had spread beyond her breast and lymph nodes.

She concluded by saying, "I'm not ready for pasture".

"Whenever the moment comes when I could do it it feels so final, so irrevocable". "I feel like I'm a very, very healthy human being". She said she feels like a "very, very healthy human being" who still has 10 or 15 years left to live. "It feels like you're signing off, and I'm not signing off", Doherty added. I'm not ready for pasture. "I've got a lot of life in me".

Shannen isn't letting anyone else dictate how she spends her time amid her diagnosis-she's got several projects in the works. For more from the star, read her complete Elle interview HERE.

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