Death is never a flavor that one becomes accustomed to. Without some major concerns, no pallet can be obtained for it. Some deaths are unexpected, which can be upsetting for those left behind. Some, like cancer, are more slow, eating away at life one bite at a time. Shannen Doherty is no stranger to cancer, but just when she believed her remission was permanent, it returned in full force. Her initial diagnosis was seven years ago. Her breast cancer has progressed to stage 4.
The Charmed star spoke with ABC News, which aired on Good Morning America on February 20th, 2020. There, she revealed that her cancer had returned. She was certain that others would find out in some manner, so she beat them to it. “It’ll be out in a couple of days or a week—I’m in stage four.” So my cancer returned. That is why I am here. I’m not sure I’ve processed it. In many respects, it’s a difficult pill to swallow.
Shannen turned 50 this year, and she was 48 when her disease returned. She discussed her approach to dealing with the disease’s reappearance and how she is mentally managing it. “There are days when I wonder, “Why me?s 48 when her disease returned. She discussed her approach to dealing with the disease’s reappearance and how she is mentally managing it. “There are days when I wonder, “Why me?” And then I think, “Why not me?” Who else is there? Who else deserves it but me? “None of us do,” she explained. “However, my initial emotion is usually anxiety about how—how am I going to tell my mother, my husband?”
Shannen Doherty discovered a tumor in her breast in 2015. Fearing the worst, she went to see the doctor, who gave her the devastating news. The Riverdale actor was subsequently put on hormone medication in the hopes that it would cure the condition, but she eventually had to undergo chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and a single mastectomy.
Shannen Doherty has been highly active on her social media channels since her diagnosis. She has been chronicling her battle with cancer while working as an actress. She initially did not announce her cancer recurrence and just went to set every day to film “Reboot BH90210.’ Shennen discussed Luke Perry’s death and how she thought it unusual that he died before her, despite the fact that she has stage 4 breast cancer. “It’s so strange for me to be diagnosed and then someone who appeared to be well to go first,” she added. “It was kind of startling.”
She went on to explain that she believed it would be a terrific way to commemorate her Beverly Hills, 90210 co-stars, even in death. “Reboot BH90210” was the least I could do to honor him… “One of the reasons I did 90210 without telling anyone, along with Luke, was because I felt, “People can look at it [and see] other people with stage IV can work too.” For example, our lives do not end the moment we receive that diagnosis. “We still have some time to live.”
Working on a movie set is no laughing matter, and Shannen was battling stage-four breast cancer. As a result, her other co-star, Brian Austin Green, assisted her during the 15- to 16-hour filming days. “There were times when I felt, ‘I can’t really do this,'” Shannen admitted. “And Brian was the one, of that group of people who knew, who I told quickly and said, “Here, the—this is what I’m dealing with,” she said. “So, before every shot, he’d contact me and say, ‘Listen, you know, whatever happens, I’ve got your back.'” “We got this, youngster,” he’d say to me… so Brian was a big help to me.”