Shannen Doherty, the Beverly Hills star disclosed that she has Stage 4 Breast cancer.
The 48-year-old American actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2015. However, she only spoke about it two years later that is in 2017. In 2017, her cancer was in remission.
However, unfortunately, Shannen Doherty is again diagnosed with cancer and it is in Stage 4. Little House on the Prairie’s actress talked about it on Tuesday in an interview on Good Morning America.
Shannen admitted that she is petrified and hell scared while fighting this battle for her life. This health battle is difficult for her but she wants to create an impact out of it.
Dr. Kristi Funk, a breast cancer specialist, and a surgeon explained about Stage 4 breast cancer. While in an interview with ET, Dr. Kristi said that stage 4 of breast cancer means that the cancer cells (tumor cells) have spread from the original area to other healthy parts of the body.
Funk shared that the third stage gradually reaches stage 4 and one can not pinpoint the stage change easily. The stats of survival is rare but the duration may vary according to the area affected. It may range from a few weeks to a few years and so.
The actress continued that there are many new technologies that have helped to remove the cells to some extent. It also helps to stop the spreading of more tumor cells and harm other healthy body cells.