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Shannen Doherty on cancer: She’s looking for “the greater meaning in life”

Shannen Doherty on cancer: She’s looking for “the greater meaning in life”

Shannen Doherty has been battling cancer for years. She now says that she has not given up yet.

Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” actress Shannen Doherty (52) has been speaking extremely openly about her cancer for some time now. In an upcoming podcast she would like to give even deeper insight into her life and thoughts. She also says in a new interview that she is far from finished with life.

Check out her new podcast “Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty.” The 52-year-old wants to “open up like never before” in “brutally honest conversations” with former co-stars, friends, family members and even her doctors. The first episode is expected to be released on December 7th.

Doherty, who will be known to many from the hit series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Charmed,” was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She had both breasts amputated. After the disease initially seemed to be defeated, Doherty made it public in 2020 that she was suffering from stage four breast cancer again. That the cancer had metastasized to her brain.

“I am not ready yet”

“I don’t want to die,” she says now. She is combative. “I’m not done living. I’m not done loving. I’m not done creating. I’m not done changing things, hopefully for the better,” explains Doherty. “I’m just not… I’m not done yet.” For example, she is of the opinion that her “best memory” is yet to come.

“People just assume that [die Erkrankung] means you can’t walk, can’t eat, can’t work,” says Doherty. “I know it sounds cheesy and crazy, but you’re just more aware of everything and feel so blessed. We are the people who want to work the most because we are just so grateful for every second, every hour, every day that we get to spend here.”

If you ask yourself questions like “Why did I get cancer?” or “Why did my cancer come back?” then it leads you to look for “the greater meaning in life”. Doherty hopes to be able to raise funds for cancer research, among other things: “It’s crazy to me that we still don’t have a cure.”

Source: Stern

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