Shannen Doherty shared a video on Instagram stating that her breast cancer has spread to her brain in a heartbreaking update.
Doherty has battled breast cancer since 2015 when she received her first diagnosis. She said she underwent a mastectomy and received chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Doherty announced she was in remission in 2017.
The 52-year-old announced in 2020 that she has stage four breast cancer, confirmed the news in a video that documented her first brain radiation therapy earlier this year.
Doherty shared a video writing: “On January 5th, my ct scan showed Mets in my brain. Yesterdays video was showing the process of getting fitted for the mask which you wear during radiation to your brain. January 12, the first round of radiation took place. My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life. I am fortunate as I have great doctors like Dr Amin Mirahdi and the amazing techs at cedar sinai. But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like.”
Stars are sending Shannen Doherty their love amid the latest update in her cancer battle.
“This is a lot,” Selma Blair wrote in the comments of her recent Instagram post. “This is a lot to take on, still again. And I am wishing for all the wise peace you have learned to find you in the terror moments. To know we are holding you. Love. All love.”
Added Kyle Richards, “Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts.”
Harry Connick Jr. also noted he was “praying for you,” and Sarah Michelle Gellar told Doherty, “You are a warrior.” In addition, Olivia Munn left several heart emojis, and Kevin Smith shared a heartfelt message.
“Rooting for you, my irreplaceable friend,” he added. “You have been such a fearless fighter your whole life, so it’s understandable to be a little scared from time to time. But when those moments pass, let that indomitable Doherty spirit take over anew. I love you so much, my Mallrat.”
According to Healthline only 29% of people with breast cancer that has metastasized to their brain, are alive after five years. They also reported another study suggested that the overall survival after diagnosis of brain metastases was 7.9 months.