Shannen Doherty documents her breast cancer battle with 'honest' images.
When Shannen Doherty was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, she used "truthful" photographs to motivate her fans to start getting examined, as well.
The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star took to Instagram on Thursday to share honest photos of her harrowing journey through various diagnoses in order to "cut through the anxiety" of what's to come.
My personal story from my first to second breast cancer diagnosis is what I'd like to focus on this month in honor of breast cancer awareness. Isn't it lovely? My hope in sharing it with the world is that we would all be better informed and more comfortable with what cancer looks like," stated Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50.
You can cut through the anxiety and face whatever is in front of you by getting a mammogram, getting frequent checks, or cutting through the stigma.
It's been two years since the former "Charmed" star was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time, but she's now cancer-free after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Doherty admitted that the chemotherapy caused her to experience a lot of nosebleeds, so she wore comical pajamas to help her cope with the emotional and physical toll. This might have happened to some of you, but I'm not sure." I was also exhausted.
When Doherty found out she had stage 4 breast cancer in February of 2020, she made a public announcement about it. Since then, she's kept followers updated on her progress, most recently saying she's "fighting to stay alive."
She told "Good Morning America" on Monday that she "never wants to operate [as if she's dying]."
The only thing I want to do is act as if there are no items on my to-do list because I'll keep fighting to live.
Also, Doherty said that she's still on her "initial protocol" of therapy, which is lucky for her.
Basically, she explained, it was like wishing you could stay on your protocols indefinitely so you wouldn't run out of them.