An update on Shannen Doherty’s health is being provided.
On Tuesday, the 52-year-old actress said a CT scan from January 5 confirmed the presence of brain metastases, adding to her earlier revelation that she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in February 2020.
If you have cancer and it spreads to your brain, you could develop this illness, says the Mayo Clinic.
“January 12, the first round of radiation took place,” she explained alongside an Instagram video of her receiving radiation therapy. “My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic, and there was a lot going on in my life.”
“I am fortunate as I have great doctors like Dr. Amin Mirahdi and the amazing techs at cedar sinai,” she continued. “But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like.”
Doherty made the announcement in a June 5 Instagram video in which she is shown having a mask custom-made for use during her treatment, along with the remark “January 9, 2023.”
At the March 90s Con, Doherty updated fans on her health alongside Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause, Dorian Gregory, and Drew Fuller during a Charmed panel led by PEOPLE’s Breanne L. Heldman.
If you ask Doherty how she is doing, she will tell you, “I’m feeling great, thank you!” … What a fantastic turnout!
Doherty has frequently updated fans on her health status after her 2015 diagnosis and 2017 announcement that her breast cancer had returned after a remission.
“Is it all pretty? NO but it’s truthful and my hope in sharing is that we all become more educated, more familiar with what cancer looks like,” she wrote on Instagram in October 2021. “I hope I encourage people to get mammograms, to get regular checkups, to cut thru the fear and face whatever might be in front of you.”
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