Stage 4 Cancer
The actress was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2015. Despite going into remission she revealed in 2020 that it had spread. She even had to face Stage 4 cancer while working on the set of BH90210. Recently Doherty shared the news with her fans that the cancer has now reached her brain. In Instagram posts she has been incredibly open and honest about her fears.
Starting from June 5th the Mallrats actress began posting updates about her journey on Instagram. One video showed Shannen Doherty getting fitted for a mask that she would wear during radiation treatment for brain cancer. In another video posted the day she couldn't hold back tears as she prepared herself for her treatment. The caption accompanying this post stated;
January 12th, 2023. On January 5th my CT scan revealed metastases in my brain. Yesterday's video showed the process of getting fitted for the mask used during radiation therapy targeting my brain. Today marks the round of radiation treatment. It's evident how scared I am; being extremely claustrophobic doesn't help either considering everything happening in my life.I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have doctors, such as Dr. Amin Mirahdi and the incredible technicians, at Cedar Sinai. However the fear, turmoil and timing of it all truly exemplify the nature of cancer.
Challenges She’s Facing
Doherty confessed that she experienced a sense of fear leading up to the surgery. I was overwhelmed by fear. I was scared of all the outcomes, worried about how my absence would affect my mother she shared on Instagram. I had concerns about losing my identity after the surgery. This is a glimpse into what cancer can do.
In August while still undergoing breast cancer treatment Doherty was captured in photographs enjoying a vacation, on Italy's Amalfi Coast in the fishing village of Nerano, where she savored outdoor meals with her friends.
It's impossible to downplay the challenges that she is currently facing. It's truly heart wrenching to witness Shannen Doherty shedding tears lying still as she prepares for radiation treatment. The added layer of her claustrophobia only intensifies the fear she already harbors about her situation. Some of her known friends also appeared affected by witnessing Doherty in pain expressing their love and sending prayers through comments.
From 1990, to 2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 aired on Fox for ten seasons. This iconic show spun off into series like Melrose Place and The Heights. Additionally there was a reboot of 90210 that featured some of the cast members and aired on The CW from 2008 to 2013. Moreover there was a revival called BH90210 in 2019.
Throughout the years the cast members of BH90210 have maintained their friendship. Have been spotted together at events. One such event was March at the Connecticut Convention Center for the installment of the '90s Con.
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Continued working on movies
Despite her diagnosis Doherty. Continued working on movies such as Fortress (2021) where she starred alongside Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray. She also appeared in Hot Seat (2022) which featured Mel Gibson. In 2019 she even participated in the one season revival of BH90210, with the rest of her Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members. During the show she portrayed both herself. Reprised her character as Brenda Walsh.
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