Shannen Doherty has very good news to share with her followers: she has completed the treatment for breast cancer that was detected in 2015. For six weeks, the actress underwent very strong radiotherapy sessions that would leave her exhausted for days, but still, she kept her head high to face the terrible situation that she had been facing. Now the actress reveals that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and she is only waiting for the results that will determine if she is healthy or if she should continue under medical treatment.
"Now that I'm done with chemo and radiation, the waiting game is here. Waiting for test. Waiting to see if I'm clear or not. Waiting for reconstruction. Waiting. I think when one gets cancer, they are always waiting to a certain extent. To those who know... I'm waiting with you," she wrote next to a photograph she took last October.
For Shannen, this news is very big especially because of the hard battle she has had against the disease and that her friends, family and fans have been able to see in detail thanks to her Instagram posts.
Two years ago, Shannen Doherty was facing medical news that would change her life completely: her doctors had detected breast cancer. Although initially she wanted to keep her condition in private, the legal battle against her representative, who did not pay for her health insurance and prevented the actress from getting medical care in time to prevent the disease, forced her to make her health problem public.
Shannen opted to turn her Instagram account into a public diary documenting the ups and downs of her treatment, but what has surprised many is her great courage to fight the disease and get ahead. Although the drug dose has declined, she still does not want to brag about her recovery. "I do not think my doctor or I want to sing victory and say that everything has already happened because we do not know it yet, and to go from that to a bad result could be devastating," The actress added in her recent Instagram post.
Shannen has not been alone in this hard battle. Always at her side and encouraging her is her husband Kurt Iswarienko, her mom Rosa Elizabeth and her great team of doctors and assistants who help her with the painful treatment every week. The actress introduced not only the doctors who attended her in this difficult stage, but also gave name and personality to the radiotherapy machines she was to visit five times a week for six weeks. "She's Maggie. I've seen her five days a week for what seems to be an eternity. We have a relationship of hate and love. I love her because she is part of the treatment I get to save my life. It is amazing how we have advanced with technology," wrote Doherty next to a photograph in which she poses next to the machine.
While the results are not yet confirmed, the fans of Shannen Doherty encourage her and wish her the best on her next visit to the doctor, hoping the next news is that she has finally defeated breast cancer.