Shannen Doherty Shares Another More Intimate Look at her Battle with Cancer

Nineties actress Shannen Doherty shared an intimate update on her battle with cancer, revealing that her breast cancer has spread to her brain.

The Little House on the Prairie star, who has stage 4 cancer, took to her Instagram and shared a throwback clip showing herself in the surgery room where a team of medical professionals was preparing her for the brain radiation therapy.

“January 16, 2023. Surgery. I had a tumor in my head they wanted to remove and also biopsy. I am clearly trying to be brave but I am petrified,” the 52-year-old captioned the Instagram clip. “The fear was overwhelming to me.”

“Scared of all possible bad outcomes, worried about leaving my mom and how that would impact her. Worried that I would come out of surgery not me anymore.”

“This is what cancer can look like,” she added.

The video came two days after the Beverly Hills 90210 alum told her 2 million Instagram that the deadly disease had spread to her brain.

“January 12, 2023. On January 5th, my ct scan showed Mets in my brain. Yesterday’s video was showing the process of getting fitted for the mask which you wear during radiation to your brain,” the actress wrote alongside a video showing Doherty going through radiation treatment.

 “January 12, the first round of radiation took place. My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life. I am fortunate as I have great doctors like Dr Amin Mirahdi and the amazing techs at cedar sinai. But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like.”

Shannen, 52, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015 – at the time, the cancer was at stage two or three and already affected her lymph nodes.

According to Daily Mail, “She underwent a mastectomy and when that did not resolve the issue completely, received chemotherapy and radiation treatments until announcing in 2017 that her cancer was in remission.”

In 2021, the Fortress star told her fans she was fighting to stay alive.

“I never want to operate [like I’m dying],” she said in an interview on Good Morning America.

“I just want to operate as I don’t have things to check off because I’m going to keep fighting to stay alive.”

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  1. Please tell the actress Shannen, she needs to talk to God , to look for Him, she can asks Him anything, ask God to prolong her life , ask God for Mercy. She still wants to live, so she needs to find God out loud !


  2. Father God I thank you to draw Shannen nearer to thee
    Father God I thank you for shannens salvation I thank you she be saved and be your child of thee and I thank you father God for her healing In Jesus name

  3. I’m so sorry I see how hard you are fighting, my sister did the same she got cancer at the age of 27 stage 3 she was the glue that held us all together! We lost her at the age 36 it was hard, after that I got cancer so I know what ur going through sweetheart! Keep fighting pray have faith in the lord believe in his love and his word, with the doctors and the Lord u got the best team on ur side! All my love Tina 🎀💗🙏😊

  4. Sending Shannen love and legions of healing angels to guide,heal, and protect.🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏call on them to stay by your side
    Know you deserve to heal and love

  5. She should have doctors who do IV vitamin C
    All that radiation is helping or chemotherapy. Eating healthy no sugar.

  6. Shannon keep fighting beautiful. I’ll keep praying for you. May Our Lord be with you. Much love❤️

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