Shannen Doherty has shared a powerful update from her cancer battle, saying she is ‘fighting to stay alive’.
The actress, who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, says she doesn’t want to live as if she’s dying.
‘You really have to dig deep to face cancer and, in that, you find all this stuff that you had hidden away,’ she said on Good Morning America. ‘It’s beautiful things that you find.
‘You find vulnerability, you find your trust in people again. You find forgiveness.’
Asked about how she previously said she doesn’t believe in bucket lists, Shannen continued: ‘I’d like to say that those are goals.
‘Because a bucket list almost feels like those things that you check off before you die. And I never want to operate like that. I just want to operate as “I don’t have things to check off because I’m going to keep fighting to stay alive.””
The 50-year-old was first diagnosed with cancer in 2015, but two years later she shared how her chemo was over and she was feeling good.
But in February last year, she revealed that the cancer had returned and that she had stage four breast cancer.
After her diagnosis, Shannen has been pushing herself to stay healthy, including going for hikes.
She was also incredibly honest, saying ‘it’s not always easy’ and ‘I have days I’m depressed or just plain lazy’ but added ‘I push thru with the help of friends (sic)’.
She shared last year how her friends have helped her maintain a positive attitude,’ she said.
‘After a year of dealing with cancer coming back and other stresses, I’m back at it. Taking care of myself and embracing every day.
‘It’s not always easy. I have days I’m depressed or just plain lazy. But I push thru with the help of friends.’
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