Actress Shannen Doherty has been very open about her battle against cancer.
Nearly year ago, Doherty announced that she was in remission, but what do her latest test results reveal? On Wednesday, the 46-year-old shared in a now-deleted Instagram post, “Test and results. One tumor marker test came back good. Other… elevated. Just means I get monitored and another test. But even after that call, I’m staying positive and taking stock of my life.”
“It certainly helps put things in perspective and reminds you of what you learned thru the cancer journey,” Doherty continued. “And I sometimes, need a refresher. As I’ve said before, cancer changes your life in ways no one could ever imagine.”
As for the “elevated” result, Doherty explained that it “can be from all sorts of things.”
Later in the day, Shannen made it clear that she was "still in remission," calling out reports saying her cancer had returned.
Still in remission. I imagine that I’ll always worry to a certain extent but I think we all worry about something. Cancer is a beast that changes one. For me, it changed me in a lot of beautiful ways. But it also gave me a new level of anxiety about things. All understandable. I share my experience to help connect, bring awareness and hopefully encourage those going thru cancer to stay positive. So many of you have helped me with your words, prayers and support. You have helped pave the path I have walked and continue to walk and I’m eternally grateful for that. I can only hope I have helped you as well. Much love to you all. #remission #cancerslayer
Last year, Shannen opened up about the possibility of her cancer coming back, saying, “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.”
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
Doherty has kept herself busy while fighting against cancer. She began filming her new show “Heathers” in August, saying, “Was back on set today. It’s been a rough two years. Fighting cancer. As an actor, people bench you. They assume you’re too weak, not able etc. etc. and yet it’s something like work that invigorates and renews strength to conquer the unimaginable beast.”