Shannon Doherty says ‘Cancer in remission’
Written by Daniel Butler on April 30, 2017
Shannen Doherty has some great news to share.
The actress, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, revealed Friday that her cancer is in remission.
“Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment,” the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star wrote on Instagram. “What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting.”
Doherty, though, remained cautious as she decides on further treatment and what challenges could lie ahead.
“As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial,” she added. “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.”
Have I mentioned how much I hate needles? This was prep for today’s petscan. I don’t care how much a person has been poked and prodded, it never gets easier. @kurtiswarienko tells me I have a high threshold for pain but I don’t see it that way. Here’s the thing…. even with positive results, it’s the next five years that determine so much. So, let’s see how today turns out and then day by day. Live life to the fullest. Cherish every second. Love fiercely. And thank God for every second. I’ll keep you all posted and thank you for your positive energy and prayers. 💕 and yes…. that is a puff ball on top of my head. Just happy it’s growing!!