In February, Shannen Doherty stunned fans with the news that her illness had returned. The actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and after treatment, in 2017, the disease went into remission.
Recently, Jason Priestley, Doherty’s co-star on Beverly Hills, 90210, shared the latest news on the actress’s condition. He said he was in touch with 49-year-old Shannen and the last time they saw her, she was in a good mood.
Shannen is a strong girl. She’s a fighter, she’s always been a fighter, and I know she will continue to fight the disease with all her might, Jason said.
In February, Shannen appeared on TV where she said with wet eyes that she had grade IV cancer and also admitted that she [at the time] could not accept the disease.
I still cannot accept this disease. Sometimes I think, “Why me?” And I answer to myself: “Why not me? Who else deserves this? Nobody deserves it”. When I’m in remission, I think I’m lucky at all to be alive, said the actress.
But in the spring, Shannen perked up noticeably and announced that she had returned to life, although she was frightened by the disease.
After a year of battling recurring cancer and other stresses, I came back to life. I take care of myself and appreciate every day. It’s not always easy. There are days when I’m depressed or just lazy. But I’m moving forward with my friends helping me, shared Doherty.