Shannen Doherty says she is in remission after cancer battle

Shannen Doherty attends the 5th biennial Stand Up to Cancer televised fundraising event in Los Angeles on September 9, 2016. The actress, who has been battling cancer, said Friday she is in remission. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

April 29 (UPI) –“Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “Charmed” alum Shannen Doherty says she is in remission after a long battle with cancer.

“Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting,” the actress said in an Instagram post Friday.

“As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait. In the meantime, decisions. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I am blessed, I know that. But for now…. remission. I’m going to just breathe. #cancerslayer.”

The message accompanied a photo of Doherty wearing workout clothes, sneakers and a cap, sitting on the floor with her head resting on her arms and her knees bent, ankles crossed.

Doherty, 46, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015.


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