Tears in her eyes, a mask that covers three-quarters of her face... Shannen Doherty decided to share her battle with cancer on Instagram on Wednesday. The star of the series "Charmed" and "Beverly Hills 90210", suffering from breast cancer, announced on social networks that his condition was worsening.
"On January 5, my CT scanner (Editor's note; X-rays) showed that I had metastases in my brain," she revealed while sharing the video of her radiotherapy sessions that began on January 12. These metastases are tumors formed from cancer cells that have broken away from a first tumor (within the breast in the case of the actress) to migrate to another part of the body.
"It's a tough pill to swallow"
"My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and a lot is happening right now in my life. I am lucky to be surrounded by excellent doctors and the incredible technicians of Cedars-Sinai (Editor's note; Beverly Hills Medical Center). But this fear... This turmoil... This timing... That's what cancer looks like," concludes Shannen Doherty.
The one who became known for her role as Jenny Wilder in the cult series "Little House on the Prairie" had publicly announced her illness in March 2015, then two years later that she was in remission. In 2020, on the American channel ABC, she had made it known that she was in relapse.
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"I'm in the fourth stage. So my cancer came back and that's why I'm here. I do not think I have accepted it yet. It is a bitter pill that is difficult to swallow in many ways. There are certainly days when I say to myself: Why me? And then I'm like, well, why not me? I prefer people to hear it from me," she said. This time the cancer has reached yet another level.