Shannen Doherty Provides Positive Update on Cancer Treatment

Shannen Doherty has provided a positive cancer update after revealing in November 2023 that her cancer had spread to her bones.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum recently made an appearance on Let’s Be Informative…with Dr. Mirhadi, the podcast hosted by her radiation oncologist, Dr. Amin Mirhadi, to discuss being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, treating it and coping with it. During the conversation, Doherty revealed that she was on a new cancer infusion that she didn’t want to name quite yet.

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“After four treatments, we didn’t really see a difference and everybody wanted me to switch, and I just kinda was like, ‘We’re gonna keep going with this and see,'” she said on the podcast. “After the sixth or seventh treatment, we really saw it breaking down the blood-brain barrier. Do I call that a miracle? Yeah. For me, that happens to be a miracle right now, that I sort of rolled the dice and said, ‘Let’s keep going.'”

The Charmed actress explained that she discussed continuing the treatment with her oncologist, and he supported her decision to do so, which gave her some hopeful results.

“That it’s actually breaking down that blood-brain barrier is actually a miracle of that drug, a miracle of maybe God intervening and saying, ‘I’m gonna give her a break,'” she continued. “Sometimes you’re looking for miracles in all the wrong places, and they’re right in front of your face.”

The positivity doesn’t stop there with Doherty. She explained that having a positive mindset and hope again, following her cancer spreading, has had a positive effect on her fight to come out on top.

“Every day is a gift, and there are so many new things in the works that I think hope is always there,” she added. “I think it’s so important. Listen, I can die today, I can die in 20 years, I don’t know. I can die walking outside of my house and a tree falling on me or a bus hitting me, whatever. Or I can die of cancer. But all I can do is live each day in as much as a positive manner with hope as I can and embrace it and feel like, ‘Wow, I get to wake up again today, what can I do?'”

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