Shannen Doherty shares ‘true’ pictures of herself after chemotherapy, saying he has given her nose beds

  • Shannen Doherty posted on Instagram “true” photos of her two-time breast cancer journey.
  • The actress said she hopes to make people more familiar with what cancer looks like.

Shannen Doherty continues to speak out about the reality of living with stage 4 breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Doherty, 50, of “Beverly Hills, 90210” fame, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. He had a mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. She announced that she was due forgiveness in 2017, but last year, she revealed that her cancer had recurred.

In a post on Instagram on Thursday, Doherty said she wants to share more about her “personal journey” including both diagnoses. “Is it all pretty?” she wrote. “NO but it’s true and my hope in sharing is that we are all becoming more educated, more familiar with what cancer looks like.”

“I hope that I will encourage people to have mammograms, have regular checks, reduce the fear and face whatever may be in front of you,” he added.

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In one photo, Doherty is bald with a bloody nose from the chemo, a frequent side effect he said. “I was also beyond tired,” he wrote.

In the second picture, Doherty is sleeping in Cookie Monster pajamas, a trick for keeping her spirits up.

“I made myself happy by wearing funny pajamas that my friend Kristy gave me. Did they really cheer me up? Yes !! lol,” he wrote. “I looked ridiculous and in that ridiculous, I was able to laugh at myself. Finding humor helped me through what seemed impossible. Hopefully we all see humor in the impossible. ”

Doherty continued to work throughout her treatments

Despite her diagnoses and treatment side effects, Doherty’s career has not slowed down. She hid her recurrence of fellow castmates while filming the 2019 90210 reboot, and has two Lifetime films debuting this month.

“I think work is always very satisfying for me, but in a way it has become even more satisfying,” he told Juju Chang recently on ABC News’ “Nightline”.

“Many people who are diagnosed with stage 4, they are eliminated,” he said. “It’s assumed that they can’t or can’t work to the best of their ability. And that’s not true. And that’s something I would like people to kind of stop assuming and give us a chance to prove them wrong . “

She recently said she was ‘fighting to stay alive’

Stage 4, the most advanced stage of breast cancer, means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, bones, and, in some cases, organs such as the lungs, liver or brain .

Although such cancers are considered incurable, increasingly advanced treatments help people to live longer and improve their symptoms. The American Cancer Society states that the five-year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 28%.

On “Nightline,” Doherty said she is still on her “first protocol,” or treatment plan. “You want to stay on your protocols for as long as possible so you don’t run out of protocols,” he said.

It’s unclear what her protocol means, but she said it allowed her to live in the moment rather than check bucket list items, a concept she is said to not believe in.

“I like to say those are goals,” he told Chang, adding, “I want to act because I don’t have things to look at, because I’m going to keep fighting to stay afloat live. “

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