Shannen Doherty, best known for her role in Beverly Hills 90210, continues to bravely share her journey with cancer, shedding light on what this battle can truly look like. Just one week after sharing a heartfelt video on Instagram, where she revealed that her breast cancer had spread to her brain, Shannen has once again updated her fans on her painful journey.
In a recent video posted on Wednesday afternoon, Shannen is seen lying on a hospital bed, dressed for surgery. The caption reveals that the footage was taken on January 16, 2023.
The actress explains that she underwent surgery to remove and biopsy a tumor in her head. In the video, she can be seen conversing with a woman, likely a medical professional, who seems to be inspecting her limbs and discussing what to expect after the procedure.
While Shannen appears calm in the video, she candidly reveals her true feelings in her Instagram post. “I am clearly trying to be brave, but I am petrified,” she writes. “The fear was overwhelming to me. Scared of all possible bad outcomes, worried about leaving my mom and how that would impact her. Worried that I would come out of surgery not being myself anymore.”
This latest update from Shannen comes after her initial breast cancer diagnosis in 2015 and the subsequent remission announcement in 2017. However, in February 2020, she revealed that the disease had returned and reached stage 4. Since then, she has been open about her treatment journey, providing regular updates to her followers.
Shannen’s willingness to be transparent about her experiences has garnered immense gratitude from her fans. Many appreciate her bravery and find solace in knowing that there are others who can relate to their own struggles.
Thank you, Shannen, for your incredible transparency. Your willingness to share your journey means the world to so many who are going through similar battles.