LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shannen Doherty says her breast cancer is in remission.
In an Instagram post , Doherty describes it as “good news” and “overwhelming.” But she cautiously notes that recurrences happen frequently and that the next five years will be critical.
Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting. As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait. In the meantime, decisions. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I am blessed, I know that. But for now…. remission. I'm going to just breathe. #cancerslayer
Doherty’s cancer was publicly revealed in a lawsuit filed against her former business managers in 2015. The actress claimed they mismanaged her money and allowed her health insurance to lapse.
She has been open about her condition since then, regularly updating her Instagram account with pictures and information about her treatment.
The 46-year-old Doherty is best known for her role as Brenda Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
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