Super Sad Shannen News

Actress Shannen Doherty has been open about her cancer diagnosis and treatment, but now, she is sharing some really bad news. She announced the news on Instagram writing, “January 5th, my ct scan showed Mets in my brain.” She is now being treated for brain cancer via radiation. She had her first round of radiation on January 12th. She explained, “My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life.”

Although this is obviously a scary time for Doherty, she expressed gratitude for her doctors writing, “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.” She shared a video along with the post showing herself undergoing radiation and not hiding in any way just now scared she was.

Doherty was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2015. Her diagnosis was metastatic breast cancer. After a single mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy, Doherty entered remission in 2017. 

Back in 2017, Doherty also sat down with Chelsea Handler to discuss her breast cancer battle. Hear what she had to say in the video below.

In 2019, Doherty’s cancer came back, but she didn’t release the news publicly right away. In 2020, Doherty told the public that she currently had stage 4 breast cancer. Now, with the news that Doherty’s cancer has spread to her brain, her health situation is even more severe, and she doesn’t have her husband by her side to support her this time either.

In April 2023, 3 months after Doherty first found out she had brain cancer and began treatments, she announced that she was filing for divorce from her husband of 11 years, Kurt Iswarienko. It seems that he was “intimately involved” with his publicist.

Upon hearing the news of her cancer diagnosis, many of her famous friends commented on her Instagram post. Kevin Smith wrote, “Rooting for you, my irreplaceable friend. You have been such a fearless fighter your whole life, so it’s understandable to be a little scared from time to time. But when those moments pass, let that indomitable Doherty spirit take over anew. I love you so much, my Mallrat.”

Selma Blair wrote, “This is a lot. This is a lot to take on , still again. And I am wishing for all the wise peace you have learned to find you in the terror moments. To know we are holding you. Love. All love.”