Shannen Dohertys Harrowing Breast Cancer Battle Continues
Ahead of the launch on Netflix of Chelsea Handler's intimate and emotional sit down with Shannen Doherty about her cancer diagnosis, this trailer has been released showing a candid Doherty speaking openly about her battle.
The former Beverly Hills 90210 star has also continued to document her journey with her latest post is a heart wrenching image of the actress after undergoing a round of chemotherapy.
The black and white image shows a frail Doherty lying in her hospital bed with a sick bag by her side.
#fbf to a very short bit ago. Day after #chemoday isn't always so great. Sometimes one isn't able to dance, or eat or even to think about the next day. Sometimes it just feels like you aren't going to make it. That passes. Sometimes the next day or 2 days later or 6 but it passes and movement is possible. Hope is possible. Possibility is possible. To my cancer family and everyone suffering.... stay courageous. Stay strong. Stay positive. #wegotthis. #fightlikeagirl
Doherty included the following message:
“Day after #chemoday isn’t always so great. Sometimes one isn’t able to dance, or eat or even to think about the next day. Sometimes it just feels like you aren’t going to make it.”
Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 which has since spread beyond her lymphatic system.
The actress has drawn comfort from her family including husband Kurt Iswarienko whom she recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, and her circle of friends including Sarah Michelle Gellar.
It's so important when battling a disease like cancer to have friends like @sarahmgellar thank you for always having my back and educating all about this disease. Love you. #Repost @sarahmgellar with @repostapp ・・・ Today is recognized as #internationalbreastcancerday, although for some people, that is everyday. I am only a footnote in this picture. To my left is the @theshando, my friend who is kicking cancer in the you know what. But more than that, she is sharing her battle, so people fighting this horrible disease know they are not alone. I am inspired by her on the daily. To my right is Dr Lawrence Piro, the Oncologist who has been side by side in Shannen's fight. It's not a job to this incredible doctor, it's his life. I have never been in the company of a more passionate or dedicated scientist. He is the true definition of a hero. I am honored to know you both. Breast cancer is nowadays the most frequent malignant tumor in the world. But with early detection and incredible doctors like Dr Piro, breast cancer can be fought and won. So today I urge you, make an appt to get checked or even remind a friend to get checked or just think pink and honor those fighting this battle today and everyday.
Doherty finished her latest post with these inspiring words
“Hope is possible. Possibility is possible. To my cancer family and everyone suffering ... stay courageous. Stay strong. Stay positive. #wegotthis. #fightlikeagirl”