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Shannen Doherty Staying ‘Positive’ After Stage 4 Diagnoses

Shannen Doherty Staying 'Positive' After Stage 4 Diagnoses

Shannen Doherty Staying ‘Positive’ After Stage 4 Diagnoses!

Read on since Doherty wanted to keep her cancer diagnosis a secret because she didn’t want people to treat her like “a dead man walking…”


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CelebNHealth247.com reports that Shannen Doherty, 48, revealed this week she has been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.

Doherty had been in remission since 2017 – she initially wanted to keep the news to herself, as she didn’t want people to treat her differently.

She said:

[People] look at you like you’re dead man walking, basically, and that they need to say their goodbyes to you.

Work dries up. I enjoy working, and working gives me just another reason to wake up every morning. It’s another reason to fight to stay alive.

The ‘Heathers’ star finds it “hard” to be a “beacon of light” for others.

Shannen said:

I don’t know. I don’t post a lot anymore, and I also don’t want to be a bummer. And yes, I want to positive, and yes, I want to be a beacon light for other people – or at least somebody that people can relate to and [with whom they can] have an honest conversation and talk about how hard it is. I do want to be raw and honest about it.

Shannen who “always expected” her cancer to come back didn’t expect it so soon. She was “convinced” she had “beaten” the illness for good.

Doherty said in the second part of her interview with ABC News:

In the back of your head, you are always expecting that this is gonna happen. But I definitely also, in another way, also convinced myself that I had beaten it. I was the true warrior, I was the true survivor.

In the first part, Shannen revealed the sad news of her diagnosis.

She said:

It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that – I’m stage four. So my cancer came back. And that’s why I’m here. I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.

I definitely have days where I say why me. And then I go, well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this? None of us do. But I would say that my first reaction is always concern about how – how am I going to tell my mom, my husband.

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