The Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Shannen Doherty has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time after previously winning over the disease.
After she was given the heartbreaking news, Shannen has not been shy about discussing her ongoing struggle and her health. “Our life doesn’t stop the minute we receive that diagnosis and there is still a lot of living for us to accomplish.”
She said that it was “a tough pill to chew in a lot of ways”, o n the other hand, Shannen is a fighter, and she fights with all her might.
Despite the fact that the cancer has progressed from her breasts to her spine, this brave lady maintains a positive outlook. ” No matter how difficult things become, we should always remember that giving up is never an option and that this is a lesson we should all live by.”
She claims that she is in good health, and her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, wants people to know that patients with cancer in the fourth stage don’t merely lie in bed and stare out the window till they pass away.
“When I look at Shannen, I don’t see a person who is battling illness. When I look at her, I see the same lady who made me fall in love. It is clear that she is in good physical condition.
However, despite the fact that she is now in good health, Shannen is acutely aware of the fact that the circumstances may not develop in the manner in which she had hoped.” She wants her friends and family to feel that they still have a connection to her even after she is gone from their lives.
Recently, she shared how she had the want to record messages for the people in her life who mean the absolute world to her, such as her mom and her beloved husband, but the thought of doing so made her feel as like she were admitting defeat in the fight against her illness.
“It seems as if you’re about to sign off, but I’m not going to sign off. I have the impression that I am an exceptionally healthy human being. When you believe that you have another ten to fifteen years to live, it is difficult to bring closure to your personal and professional lives.
Her perspective is that the mental anguish is much more excruciating than the actual physical suffering.
She takes into consideration the psychological impact that her condition has on others around her: “It’s the concern about your future and how your future is going to effect the people that you love. In a funny way, cancer has in a manner done some fantastic things for me.”
It has given me the opportunity to be more of myself, to be much more in touch with who I am, and to be much more vulnerable as well as the person that I have always been but that I believe got buried behind a lot of other things.
“There are undoubtedly times when I ask myself, ‘Why me?’ After that, I think to myself, well, why not me? Who else? Who else, in addition to me, is deserving of this?