Shannen Doherty ‘doing OK’ after revealing cancer has spread to her brain; celebrity friends show support

Shannen Doherty, the actress, revealed that she has cancer, spreading the news to her representative at Fox Digital News.

She shared a video on Tuesday, in which she was seen preparing to undergo a CT scan with a mask fitted ahead of her radiation treatment. The caption on the video, posted by the 52-year-old alum of “90210 Beverly Hills,” read “January 2023.”

On January 12th, the female actor initiated radiation treatment, and on January 5th, Doherty’s medical professionals discovered metastatic tumors, which she referred to as mets, in her brain. She disclosed the expansion of her cancer in the description of the second video.

Doherty explained in the caption of her second post that the video showed the process of getting fitted for the mask which you wear during radiation to your brain. Yesterday’s video showed the process. On January 5th, my CT scan showed Mets in my brain. January 12th, 2023.

On January 12th, the initial session of radiation occurred,” she added. “It’s clear that I was afraid. I suffer from severe claustrophobia and there were many things happening in my life,” she expressed.


I am fortunate to have great doctors like Dr. Mirahdi Amin and the amazing techs at Sinai Cedar. But, the timing of this turmoil and the fear of what this could be, it looks like cancer.

The post of the “Charmed” actress was inundated with encouraging remarks from her famous acquaintances and followers.

“You are a fighter,” Sarah Michelle Gellar expressed.

Selma Blair expressed, “This is a significant amount.” Once again, we are still on this, taking into consideration that this is a substantial quantity. I have learned that in moments of terror, you can find peace. I sincerely wish for wisdom and peace for all, once again. It is important for you to know that we are here for you. Love. Love to everyone.

“Cheering for you, my invaluable friend,” wrote Kevin Smith, who directed Doherty in the 1995 film “Mallrats.”.

I love you so much, my Mallrat. It’s understandable to be a little scared of time, but you have been such an indomitable spirit, an unstoppable fighter, throughout your whole life. “You continued,”.

Adding a series of red heart, prayer, and hands emojis. Shan!!! I have so much love for you. I know this is very much. I’m thinking about you, Sis.

“God grant you strength,” expressed Dean Cain, who portrayed one of Doherty’s romantic partners in “90210.”.

“Keeping you in mind and sending positive vibes,” Kyle Richards wrote with a red heart and prayer hands emoji.

Harry Connick Jr. Remarked, “sending prayers your way.”

“Expressing affection and sending prayers,” Amanda Kloots wrote, while Olivia Munn left a sequence of red heart emojis.

In 2015, actress Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent eight rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatments before entering remission in 2017, along with a single mastectomy.

In 2018, Doherty disclosed that her tumor indicators were “raised.”

The test marker for Tumor One came back elevated. I will get the other test monitored, which means I will just test another and wait for the results. She wrote about it on Instagram.

Sometimes, a refresher is necessary. It reminds you of what you learned throughout the journey of cancer and helps put things into perspective. It certainly helps me take stock of my life and stay positive, even after I receive a call.

In 2020, the cancer of the “Heathers” actor had returned and progressed to stage 4, spreading beyond its initial site.


Doherty expressed during her appearance on “Good Morning America,” “None of us do. Who else, other than myself, is worthy of this? Who else? Well, why not myself? And then I question, ‘Why myself?’ I certainly have days when I ask, ‘Why myself?’.” In many respects, it is a difficult truth to accept. I believe I have yet to fully comprehend it.