Shannen Doherty, known for her role in the hit show “Charmed,” has been bravely battling stage 4 breast cancer since 2020. In a recent Instagram post, she shared a raw video, giving us a glimpse into her cancer journey before undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor.
The video was captioned by the 52-year-old actress, “January 16, 2023. surgery. They were going to do a biopsy and remove the tumor from my head. ‘I’m trying to be brave but I’m scared. Fear overcame me.’”
This is not the first time Doherty has opened up about her health struggles. In a previous Instagram post, she revealed that she has brain metastases, which is when cancer cells spread from their original location to the brain.
The video also shows Doherty following radiation treatment, where she expresses her claustrophobia and fear of the unknown. It’s evident that she’s going through a difficult and emotional time, facing uncertainty and the potential negative consequences of her condition.
Despite the challenges she’s facing, Doherty remains resilient and optimistic. During a recent panel at 90s Con, she shared a health update and expressed her gratitude for the support she has received from her fans. When asked about how she feels, she simply replied, “I feel good. thank you! This audience is amazing.”
Doherty’s journey with cancer has been a rollercoaster of emotions. She has been open and honest about her experiences, sharing both the beauty and the harsh realities of the disease. In October 2021, she wrote on Instagram, “Is everything beautiful? No, but it’s true. I hope that sharing this will help us all become more educated and aware of what cancer feels like. I want to encourage people to get mammograms, get regular checkups, and face what is in front of you.”
Through her vulnerability and courage, Shannen Doherty is not only fighting her own battle but also inspiring others to take control of their health. Her story serves as a reminder to cherish every moment and be proactive in our own well-being.