Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed star Shannen Doherty has been battling breast cancer desperately for years. In 2017, the actress went into remission, but last year the disease returned in the fourth stage.
Doherty's Instagram post yesterday dedicated to Breast Cancer Month, which takes place annually in October. The star posted a couple of photographs titled “My Journey from Initial Diagnosis to Relapse.” The photos were taken a few years ago, when Shannen was undergoing chemotherapy after a mastectomy, and tells about her difficult days.
Is it pretty? No, but true. I hope this helps people become more educated and learn what cancer actually looks like. I hope that in this way I will encourage people to get regular check-ups, have a mammogram, overcome their fear and look him straight in the eyes. In 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I underwent a mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. After chemotherapy, I often had nosebleeds. I'm not sure any of you have been through this. I was very tired, and funny pajamas cheered me up. I looked ridiculous, but this way I could laugh at myself. It was humor that helped me get through what seemed impossible. I hope we all find a reason to laugh at seemingly impossible things
– Doherty turned to her subscribers.
Shannen also talked about her life with advanced cancer last month. The actress admitted that she feels responsible to people when she speaks publicly about her illness and encourages everyone to be more attentive to their health. At the same time, in real life, while communicating with her husband and friends, Doherty does not so often recall the illness:
My husband (since 2011 Shannen has been married to photographer Kurt Isvarinko, the couple have no children. – Ed.) Says that from the outside you will never know that I have cancer. I never complain about how I feel. In fact, I hardly talk about it. It's just part of my life now.
Shannen Doherty with her husband Kurt Isvarinko
Doherty claims to be enjoying life right now, spending time with friends and family and doing work. Last year, Shannen admitted to fans that she wants to prepare for her departure and record a video message for loved ones. It is difficult for the actress to start this process, because until she feels that her mission on earth is over.
I feel like a very healthy person. It is difficult to finish your business when it seems to you that you will live another 10-15 years,
– shared Doherty's experiences.
Shannen Doherty with her mother