Shannon Doherty’s cancer has spread. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum revealed the latest development in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight thatwas published Monday, August 1.
“I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes. So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation,” Doherty, 45, said.
“The unknown is always the scariest part. Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work?” she continued. “Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know, living without a breast is manageable. It’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”
Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015. She had a single mastectomy this past May.
“[The doctor] didn’t want me to wake up with absolutely nothing,” she recalled. “It was very important to him that I didn’t have that experience, and so, he put an expander in, so I have a tiny something there. It’s cute and sometimes we fill it up and make it bigger, and sometimes we reduce it.”