Shannen Doherty Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Shannen Doherty has announced that she is battling breast cancer, verifying the diagnosis in an exclusive statement to People magazine.
“Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment,” she said in the statement. “I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life.”
Doherty would go on to say, “I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”
The news ended up getting out after Doherty filed a lawsuit against her former business manager over failing to pay her health insurance premiums. Doherty’s coverage lapsed, and the resulting lawsuit revealed documents that confirmed her condition, which was apparently diagnosed in March. In particular, her breast cancer was “metastatic to at least one lymph node” as a result of the cancer having spread during her uninsured period in 2014. The lawsuit alleges that had she had coverage, the cancer would have been caught in time, and she wouldn’t have to undergo a mastectomy or the rigorous regimen of chemotherapy she’s facing now.
Ultimately, this is really sad to hear. Our thoughts are with Shannen Doherty and her loved ones at this time, as the fight ahead is likely to be a long, difficult one. We can only hope that she has all the love and support she needs to be able to fight this, pull through, and move forward with her life. We’re pulling for you, Shannen.