Shannen Doherty is an American actress, born on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in the ways of her mother’s Southern Baptist faith.
In the face of adversity, actress Shannen Doherty continues to navigate her battle with stage 4 breast cancer with remarkable resilience and optimism.
In a recent episode of her podcast, “Let’s Be Clear,” the former “Beverly Hills” star recounted a breakthrough in her ongoing journey with the deadly disease.
According to her, she’s hailing as nothing short of a “miracle.”
New cancer treatment
The 52-year-old expressed her newfound hope for the future, as she unveiled the positive results of a recent cancer treatment that has defied expectations.
Doherty revealed that she is on a new cancer infusion, and despite initial uncertainties, perseverance has paid off.
The actress spoke with her radiation oncologist, Dr. Amin Mirhadi.
She said, “After the sixth or seventh treatment, we really saw it breaking down the blood-brain barrier.”
She described the impact of this development as a “miracle,” and also emphasized, “For me, that happens to be a miracle right now. That I sort of rolled the dice and said, ‘Let’s keep going.'”
The actress has chosen to keep the details of her treatment private.
However, she remains positive about the results, saying, “That it’s actually breaking down that blood-brain barrier is actually a miracle of that drug, a miracle of maybe God intervening and saying, ‘I’m gonna give her a break.'”
Throughout her nine-year journey with cancer, Shannen Doherty has been open and candid about her experiences.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and achieved remission in 2017.
Sadly she faced a recurrence as stage 4 in 2019.
In 2023, the cancer metastasized to her brain and bones, complicating her already challenging battle.
Doherty’s resilience extends beyond her health struggles.
As part of her podcast, she reflected on various aspects of her life, including career highlights, relationships, and the different stages of her illness.
She has a aim, which is to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
Her stance remains unchanged, individuals with terminal cancer can still make significant contributions to the world.
Despite the turbulence of 2023, marked by brain surgery and personal challenges, Shannen maintains a positive attitude.
On the December 25, episode of her podcast, she shared, “With all of that, I was actually saying this to myself the other night, ‘God, I think I’m actually starting to live the happiest version of myself.'”