Shannen Doherty has opened up about her battle with cancer, revealing that it has actually spread and her battle is far from over, but she’s not giving up.
Shannen sat down with in exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight and it’s safe to say this is one of her most rare and honest interviews yet…
The actress revealed, "I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes. So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I'll do radiation."
This is heartbreaking, we can't even imagine what she is going through…
Easier this week, ET teased a clip for the interview and Shannen revealed, "The unknown is always the scariest part. Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer? Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it's the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love."
Shannen has been very open about her treatment so far and even documented her shaving her head on Instagram. Which she also talks about in the clip saying, "After my second treatment, my hair was really matted, like in dreadlocks. And I went to try and brush it out, and it just fell out. I just remember holding onto huge clumps of my hair in my hands, and just running to my mom crying, like, 'My hair, my hair, my hair, my hair.' It was just shedding and it was driving me crazy. It was just clumps, and I was like, 'Just grab the kitchen scissors.' And my mom's like, 'Wait, wait, wait.' I'm just, like, 'Grab it.' She went and grabbed the kitchen scissors, and put it in a ponytail and she just chopped it off. And it was this cute little bob, but it wasn't enough, you know, it was falling out."
She has been open about the whole process because she wants her fans to feel part of this journey because she wants to help them, Shannen expresses, "It’s easier to live with cancer if i know I am helping at least one person."
Her fans have been extremely supportive, along with her friends, family, and husband, Kurt Iswarienko.
Watch the full teaser below.