Shannen Doherty made a name for herself as an actress thanks to her roles in Little House on the Prairie, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and more. Sadly, the Charmed star is fighting for her life, but she isn’t giving up.
The actress was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, which is a very serious condition. Despite that, she gave fans a hopeful update about her battle for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
While speaking on Good Morning America, Shannen Doherty talked about her struggles with breast cancer and revealed that she wants to ”keep fighting to stay alive.”
“I never want to operate [like I’m dying]. I just want to operate as I don’t have things to check off because I’m going to keep fighting to stay alive.” The actress said she has been “living life,” spending “a lot of time with friends and family,” and continuing to work.
“A lot of people who get diagnosed with Stage IV, they sort of get written off. It’s assumed that they cannot work or they can’t work at their full capacity, and that is not true,” Shannen continued, adding that she finds her job “more fulfilling” amid her diagnosis. “That is something that I would really like for people to stop assuming and give us a chance to prove them wrong.”
She was diagnosed with cancer back in 2015 but went into remission in 2017. However, Doherty revealed that her cancer had returned back in February of last year and is now fighting an uphill battle. We certainly hope Doherty will be able to beat cancer once and for all and live a normal life.
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