Written by Zoë Holloway, August 2, 2016

Following an ongoing battle with breast cancer since her diagnosis in February 2015, Shannen Doherty has tearfully revealed in an interview with ET that the cancer has spread.

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‘I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes,’ says Shannen. ‘So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.’

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The 45-year-old former Beverly Hills, 90210 star had a single mastectomy in May and now faces the toughest part of her journey in this battle against cancer. But it’s the unknown that she is worried about, and how it will affect the people around her, including her mum and her husband of five years, Kurt Iswarienko.

‘The unknown is always the scariest part,’ she admits. ‘Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer? Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know, living without a breast is manageable – it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.’

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Thankfully, Shannen is surrounded by doctors, family and friends, who are offering her the support she needs to get through this.

 

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