Open Modal
On Air
Mon - Fri: 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Shannen Doherty shares that her cancer has spread to her brain

‘Beverly Hills 90210’ alum Shannen Doherty is sharing an update about her battle with Stage 4 cancer, revealing on social media that her breast cancer has spread to her brain.

In a post shared on Instagram, Doherty spoke about her fear as she was placed under a machine for radiation treatment, alongside a video that shows her crying as she’s inside the machine: “January 12, 2023. On January 5th, my ct scan showed Mets in my brain. Yesterdays video was showing the process of getting fitted for the mask which you wear during radiation to your brain. January 12, the first round of radiation took place. My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life. I am fortunate as I have great doctors like Dr Amin Mirahdi and the amazing techs at cedar sinai. But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like.” The actress had earlier shared a video of the process of the medical professionals fitting her head for a mask that will hold it steady while she goes under the machine, captioning that video “January 9, 2023.” A doctor talks with Doherty through the process as she lays flat.

Doherty was first diagnosed in 2015 with breast ancer, and has open about her long battle with the disease. In 2016, she revealed that she underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy before her cancer went into remission in 2017. However in 2020, Doherty revealed that her cancer returned and was now Stage 4, having spread from it’s original location.

Editorial credit: DFree /

Recommended Posts