Shannen Doherty Reveals Her Breast Cancer Has Spread
Shannen Doherty’s cancer has spread.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum revealed that her breast cancer has made its way to her lymph nodes. “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 told Entertainment Tonight, adding that she will now undergo chemo and radiation.
However, the 45-year-old admits that treatment is not what scares her the most. “The unknown is always the scariest part,” she continued. “Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer? Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”
Last week, Doherty posted several pictures to Instagram of her shaving her head. Shortly after, she thanked her husband and friends for helping her through it.
Watch a clip from Doherty’s interview with ET below.