Actress Shannen Doherty is grateful to be in remission after battling breast cancer.
The former “90210” star, who was diagnosed in 2015, has been sharing her journey with fans on social media. She recently posted, “Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES.”
Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting. As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait. In the meantime, decisions. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I am blessed, I know that. But for now.... remission. I'm going to just breathe. #cancerslayer
“Extra” was with Shannen and her good friend Marc Ching at an Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation event focused on putting an end to dog abuse.
Shannon shared a message for her fans and supporters, saying, “Thank you for prayers and love and support. It has helped me immensely.”
The 46-year-old continued, “I could not be happier that I'm doing well.”
She is also happy that she can raise awareness about dog abuse. “This life is so short. And we desperately want to do something good… pets lend this sort of beautiful acceptance and love.”
Doherty continued, “They don't judge you if you're getting wrinkles. They don't judge you if you're upset. They're constantly there.”
To learn more, visit AnimalHopeandWellness.org.