Shannen Doherty has shared some sad news on Monday. Best known as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 shares that her Breast Cancer has possibly spread. The forty-five-year-old is the daughter of a beauty parlor owner and a mortgage consultant was just recently in the news when she was sharing some photos of herself, as she was cutting and shaving her hair
“I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes,” the former Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed star told Entertainment Tonight. ”So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”. ”We did stages,” Doherty says now. ”We did a pixie. And then we did a mohawk, which was my favorite look. And then finally, we had to get the shaver thing and just buzz it off.”
It was back in August when we first heard of her news that she was fighting against the disease, and now she is unsure about her future. The story is during that same time she had filed a lawsuit when she claimed her former business managers caused a lapse in her health insurance and caused a setback for her in seeing a doctor. Then in 2015 she was given the diagnosis and in May she had a single mastectomy and went through three of eight rounds of chemotherapy.
“The unknown is always the scariest part,” she said. ”Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer? Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”
She’s had much support from her photographer husband Kurt Iswarienko, whom she married in 2011.
“I am in bed and it is a rush to the bathroom,” she said. ”It’s, you know, you’re throwing up every single second. After my first treatment, I lost 10 pounds, instantly. You’re throwing up and the last thing you want to do is be in a car. You don’t want to be moved, you can’t eat. But my husband has to, you know, pick me up. He puts me in the car, he buckles me in, and he drives me to my oncologist and they hook me up to an IV and I get hydrated. … There’s nothing going in my body, it’s all going out.”
She also suffers from Crohn’s disease.