Shannen Doherty is in the home stretch with her breast cancer battle. In fact, the former ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star has been calling herself a ‘Cancer Slayer.’ Shannen reportedly had a single mastectomy last year and had also undergone eight rounds of extensive chemotherapy. And now she’s been going through back-to-back radiation treatments in hopes of getting rid of her cancer altogether.
Shannen Doherty announced that she was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in August of 2015. Last year, the cancer had spread from her breasts to her lymph nodes.
The 45-year-old actress posted a photo next to a radiation machine that she has dubbed as ‘Maggie.’ The television star captioned her photo, “I’ve seen Maggie five days a week for what seems like forever. We have a love hate relationship. I love her because she’s part of the life saving treatment I’m receiving. It’s astounding how far we have come with technology. Things like immunotherapy are the future but for now…. it’s me and Maggie. I’m seeing her twice tomorrow so that I can wrap this phase up faster. Goodnight sweet Maggie.
What’s more, Shannen added that she hopes to put Maggie in retirement sooner rather than later. The actress also posted several Instagram photos and videos of her dancing and staying active in between treatments. She’s also revealed that she had two treatments this past week to speed up this phase in her battle a little faster.
Additional reports indicate that Shannen Doherty was given the Courage Award at the American Cancer Society’s inaugural Giants of Science Gala. She accepted the award while also honoring each and every single cancer patient out there for showing their courage.
In fact, sources say that Shannen has been in great spirits lately. She knows she can beat this and she’s also willing to do whatever it takes to fight this cancer for as long as she can. So far, Shannen has not made any additional comments about her cancer battle. But close friends and family members say that she’s been more positive now than ever before. What do you think?
Will Shannen Doherty manage to win her battle with cancer? It’s without a doubt that all of her fans are rooting for her. Let us know what you think by leaving us a line in our comments section below. Also, don’t forget to check back with CDL for all the latest news and updates on Shannen Doherty right here!
Image credit to Shannen Doherty // via Instagram
This is Maggie. I’ve seen Maggie five days a week for what seems like forever. We have a love hate relationship. I love her because she’s part of the life saving treatment I’m receiving. It’s astounding how far we have come with technology. One day, Maggie will be retired and the cure will be found. Things like immunotherapy are the future but for now…. it’s me and Maggie. I’m seeing her twice tomorrow so that I can wrap this phase up faster. Goodnight sweet Maggie. See ya tomorrow. #cancerslayer
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