Shannen Doherty has given fans an update on how she’s doing during the pandemic. Shannen has unfortunately been dealing with stage 4 breast cancer. She was diagnosed last year after experiencing extreme back pain. Her breast cancer had returned and spread to her spine.
The 49-year-old opened up about how she’s been feeling. She said she is actually doing very well despite the circumstances of this year. She said, “I try to treasure all the small moments that most people don’t really see or take for granted. The small things are magnified for me. We have this endless well within us, and it’s just about continuing to dig in that well for the strength to face adversity—and so that we can also see all the beauty.”
Actress Shannen Doherty gives an update on her life with cancer
Shannen is living in Malibu with her husband Kurt Iswarienko. Kurt also opened up about his wife’s battle and said that you would never know from the outside that she is battling cancer. He admitted that she looks “healthy and vital.” While Shannen hopes to live a long life, she knows the reality of a stage 4 cancer diagnosis.
She admitted, “I haven’t sat down to write letters. That’s something I need to do. There are things I need to say to my mom. I want my husband to know what he’s meant to me. But whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final. It feels like you’re signing off, and I’m not signing off.”
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So many roads we have been down. Each one unique filled with challenges that easily could of been road blocks. Yet, your tenacity, strength and support helped us navigate the roads together. Always together. You are the steady beat behind my back. The humor that keeps me smiling. The creativeness that inspires. The intelligence that sparks my brain. You are exceptional Kurt. For all that you are. All you have accomplished. The ALL of just being you. I love you. Happy birthday. I’ll always be The Edge to your Bono. @kurtiswarienko
She continued, “I feel like I’m a very, very healthy human being. It’s hard to wrap up your affairs when you feel like you’re going to live another 10 or 15 years. It’s like anybody with Stage IV faces this sort of thing, where others want to put you out to pasture. I’m not ready for pasture. I’ve got a lot of life in me.”
We hope Shannen continues to do well!