Cancer has been taking over the lives of too many, this is absolutely heartbreaking.
Many of you know her from Beverly Hills 10210 and some of you know her from the fantasy drama, Charmed. Shannen Doherty has been battling health issues for quite some time, and is now fighting breast cancer.
The actress was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1999 and as if that wasn’t enough to handle, she was later diagnosed with breast cancer. Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015. Right after her diagnosis the star spoke with PEOPLE about how she is fighting off the cancer.
“Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment. I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”
Unfortunately, PEOPLE shared that Doherty was forced to tell the public that she had breast cancer after TMZ shared that the actress was suing her business manager for “failing to pay her insurance premiums, allowing her health insurance to relapse.” The news came out in August after the diagnosis.
The diagnosis of any type of cancer is never easy for one to swallow, but Doherty has kept a positive outlook on all on all of it. In an interview on the Dr. Oz Show back in February she says that breasts are just breasts anyway…
“Ultimately, they’re just breasts, right?” she said in February during an interview on The Dr. Oz Show. “I mean, I love them. They’re mine. They’re beautiful. But in the grand scheme of things, I would rather be alive, and I would rather grow old with my husband.”
Well now, still in the battle, Shannen had to make the decision to cut off all of her hair. It is so heartbreaking to watch, but she has kept such a strong and uplifted spirit about all of it. She is handling all of it with such grace, and it is inspiring others to do the same.
Just a couple of days ago Shannen posted six photos on her Instagram showing all of her fans the process of cutting off all of her hair. The first photo was the one that broke my heart the most. Her mother was standing behind her hugging her in the first photo, and then she went on to the different steps 1-6 of shaving it all off.
Fans poured out there love leaving thousands of comments saying how brave Shannen was…
This is so tough. Please continue to pray for Shannen and her family!