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Shannen Doherty Biography, Personal life, Career, Stage 4 Cancer

Shannen Doherty says she is battling stage 4 cancer

Shannen Doherty is an American Actress and director. She has appeared in many films ranging from Beverly hills, 90210 as Brenda Walsh, and as herself on BH90210. Doherty has also received, two Young Artist Awards nominations for playing the oldest Witherspoon sibling Kris in the family drama our house. On Tuesday 2, February 2020, appearing on ABC News, the 48-year-old actress said she has stage 4 breast cancer.


Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee and is the daughter of Rosa, a beauty parlor owner, and Tom Doherty, a mortgage consultant. Doherty has Irish ancestry on her father’s side and English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry on her mother’s side. She was raised in her mother’s Southern Baptist faith.


Doherty has had an illustrious career that began as a child actress in 1982. Doherty had guests spots on TV series Voyagers! and Father Murphy that was created and produced by Michael London. Since then she appeared on several roles finally getting a breakthrough role in Heathers in 1988. Doherty also garnered worldwide attention and fame for her role as Brenda Walsh in the Aaron Spelling produced TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 in1990. Her appearance in the series earned her a young artist award nomination for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television series. She then left the show in its fourth season in 1994. Doherty has gained a reputation in the media that has dominated her public image for many years. People magazine has called her the “Iconic Hollywood ‘bad girl’ of the nineties’ Doherty has then featured in numerous television projects and in 2018, 14 years since her last television appearance as Brend Walsh, she joined the cast of the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off the CW Television network for a reported $40000-50000 an episode.

Personal Life 


In 1993, Doherty was briefly engaged to Max Factor heir Dean Jay Factor before he filed for a restraining order on May 25, 1993. He alleged physical violence and threats on the part of Doherty. However, Doherty’s father claimed the abuse came from Factor and not her. On October 11, 1993, Doherty married Ashley Hamilton, the son of George Hamilton. They filed for divorce in April 1994. In 2002, Doherty married Rick Salomon, but the marriage was annulled after nine months. On October 15, 2011, Doherty married photographer Kurt Iswarienko in Malibu, California.

Stage 4 Cancer

In 1999, Doherty claimed that she had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. In March 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer which had spread to her lymph nodes. In February 2016, Doherty revealed that she was receiving anti-estrogen treatment to shrink her tumor and enable treatment by lumpectomy rather than mastectomy. Due to the presence of multiple tumors, a lumpectomy was not possible, and a single mastectomy was preferred in My 2016. Surgery revealed that some of the cancer cells may have spread beyond the lymph nodes. As the cancer was more advanced than previously thought, Doherty underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy following surgery. On April 29,2017, Doherty announced that her cancer was on remission. On February 4, 2020, while appearing on ABC News she announced that her cancer had returned a year prior and that she is now stage four.

Speaking to Amy Robach ABC News, in an interview that aired on Tuesday on Good Morning America, she said, “it’s going to come out in a matter of days or week that — I’m stage four. So my cancer is back. And that’s why I’m here”. ” I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”

In the interview, the 48-year-old opened up about her breast cancer’s recurrence and how she is coping with it.

“I definitely have days where I say why me. And then I go, well why not me? who else? Who else besides me deserves this? None of us do,” she said. “But I would say that my first reaction is always concern about how– how am I going to tell my mom, my husband.”

Since her initial breast cancer diagnosis in March 2015, the actress of popular hit shows like “Charmed” and “90210” has always been candid about her disease by documenting her battle on social media.

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