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Shannen Doherty Shares Details About Her Latest Breast Cancer Development

In 2017, Doherty’s cancer went into remission, but in 2020, it returned as stage IV breast cancer. It had also spread to other parts of her body.

Shannen Doherty has spent the latest eight years dealing with breast cancer.

In a new Instagram post, she shared a health update, writing: “Early morning doctors visit for scans. Blurry eyed. Hair askew but the new bandage wraps made me smile! #cancerslayer” along with a selfie and a snap of her pink, heart-patterned bandages. 

In 2015, Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer after she noticed a lump in her breast.

She underwent hormone therapy but eventually needed to undergo a single mastectomy as well as chemotherapy and radiation. In 2017, Doherty’s cancer went into remission.

Unfortunately in February 2020, it returned as stage IV breast cancer. It had also spread to other parts of her body. 

Despite her difficult few years of ongoing cancer treatments, Doherty has continued to work, appearing in two TV movies last year, List of a Lifetime and Dying to Belong.

Over the years, the actress has also turned to social media to share many moments of her cancer journey, including her experiences chemotherapy.

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