Shannen Doherty reveals her cancer has returned: 'It’s a bitter pill to swallow'

Shannen Doherty. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
Shannen Doherty. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town, American actress Shannen Doherty is facing trying times.

Baring her soul on ABC News, she revealed she’s battling stage four breast cancer.

"It's going to come out in a matter of days or a week that... I'm stage four. So my cancer came back. And that's why I'm here," the Charmed actress told ABC News' Amy Robach.

"I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways."

The Beverly Hills 90210 actress also opened up about how she’s been dealing with her breast cancer recurrence.

"I definitely have days where I say, 'Why me?' And then I go, 'Well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this?' None of us do," she said.

"But I’d say that my first reaction is always concern about how – how am I going to tell my mom, my husband."

Following her initial cancer diagnosis in 2015, she's openly documented her battle on social media platforms, specifically Instagram.


But she kept her recent diagnosis to herself to prove that she was still able to work, according to the BBC.

"I had moments of great anxiety where I thought, 'I can't really do this'," she said.

Since announcing the heartbreaking news, the actress has been getting love and support from her Charmed sisters, reports Hollywood Life.

Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan both took to social media to send her love and strength to Shannen.

"Holding you tight in my heart, @theshando ??," Alyssa posted alongside a photo of Shannen.

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Holding you tight in my heart, @theshando ??

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While Rose wrote on Twitter: "I wish you peace and strength on your journey @DohertyShannen You’re an inspiration to so many."


(Sources: ABC News, Instagram, BBC, Hollywood Life)

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