Beverly Hills, 90210's Shannen Doherty reveals she'll 'keep fighting to stay alive' in stage four breast cancer battle

BEVERLY Hills, 90210's Shannen Doherty revealed that she will continue to "keep fighting to stay alive" during her stage four breast cancer battle.

Shannen, 50, gave an update about her health during an interview with Good Morning America. 

The TV star said in a virtual chat: "I'm living life. I'm spending time with friends and family, and working."

While promoting her two upcoming Lifetime movies, the Charmed actress continued: "I think work was always very fulfilling to me, but in a way, it's become more fulfilling."

"A lot of people who are diagnosed with stage four; they sort of get written off. It's assumed they cannot work or can't work at their full capacity." 

She continued: "That is something that I would like people to stop assuming and give us a chance to prove them wrong."

As for staying strong during her stage four breast cancer battle, the Mallrats actress said: "You really have to dig deep with cancer. And in that, you find all this stuff you have hidden away."

She concluded: "It's beautiful the things you can find. You find your vulnerability and find your trust in people again. You find forgiveness."


Last year, the Beverly Hills 90210 star opened up to Elle magazine about her last scenario with friends and family. 

In September 2020, she revealed her plans to record goodbye video messages for her loved ones while she battled her stage four breast cancer.

Shannen said: "I haven’t sat down to write letters. That’s something I need to do.

"There are things I need to say to my mom. I want my husband [Kurt Iswarienko] to know what he’s meant to me.

She added: "But whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final. It feels like you’re signing off, and I’m not signing off.

"I feel like I’m a very, very healthy human being. It’s hard to wrap up your affairs when you feel like you’re going to live another 10 or 15 years."

The Heathers star was first diagnosed with the aggressive disease back in 2015.

Shannen married her husband Kurt Iswarienko – a photographer – back in 2011.


Audiences will remember Shannen from her breakout role as Brenda Walsh, the sister of Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestly) from the hit '90s teen drama. 

During her four-season run, audiences flocked to see the love triangle intensify between Brenda, Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), and Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth).

Then in 2019, she returned once more to reprise her role during the six-episode revival of the Fox show. 

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