Shannen Doherty, known for her role in “Beverly Hills, 90210,” recently shared heartbreaking news about her ongoing battle with cancer. On January 5, she revealed that a CT scan had shown brain metastases, indicating that cancer cells had spread to her brain from another part of her body. In an Instagram post, she expressed her fear and acknowledged the gravity of her situation.
Since her initial breast cancer diagnosis in 2015 and subsequent diagnosis in 2017, Doherty has been open about her treatment journey. Her recent post and accompanying video brought her ongoing struggle back into the spotlight. She mentioned that she was receiving radiation treatment and had been given a special mask to protect her head during the sessions. Doherty shared her apprehension, particularly due to her claustrophobia and the various challenges she was facing in her life.
Despite the difficult circumstances, she expressed gratitude towards her medical team, including her doctors and nurses, for their support and care. Doherty emphasized the emotional turmoil and fear associated with cancer, highlighting the unpredictable nature of the disease.
In the past, Doherty had chosen to keep her breast cancer diagnosis private in 2015 to continue working. Tragically, just four months before her return to the 90210 revival, her friend and former co-star Luke Perry passed away. However, she eventually decided to share her illness with the public, using social media to update her followers on her progress.
Doherty’s revelation of brain metastases serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges she faces in her battle against cancer. Her bravery and openness continue to inspire others, shedding light on the difficult realities of the disease and the strength required to navigate through it.