AceShowbiz - Shannen Doherty has given fans an update on her cancer battle. Taking to social media, the "Charmed" star unleashed a video of her undergoing brain radiation and admitted that she was "extremely claustrophobic" during the process.
The actress shared the clip on Instagram on Tuesday, June 6. Alongside the post, she wrote, "January 12, 2023. On January 5th, my ct scan showed Mets in my brain. Yesterdays video was showing the process of getting fitted for the mask which you wear during radiation to your brain."
"January 12, the first round of radiation took place. My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life," she added. "I am fortunate as I have great doctors like Dr Amin Mirahdi and the amazing techs at cedar sinai. But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like."
The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum has been fighting breast cancer since 2015. However, after entering remission in 2017, she went public with her stage four diagnosis in February 2020.
When appearing on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" in October 2021, Shannen revealed that she could have strength in fighting cancer because of her fans. "I think the people sharing their own cancer journeys on my Instagram did a lot for me," she explained.
"Like maybe I did for you," she added, looking out into the audience and addressing others who might be in the same situation. "It was the people sharing it for me..., who had gone through it (cancer), letting me know they were there for me."
"[People writing], 'Hey, I posted a photo during chemo (when) I got really sick... We've been through this, you're going to be fine. You're going to get though this,' " Shannen recalled. "And that strength and support really helped me."