Actress Shannen Doherty, who is currently battling stage four breast cancer, has revealed her plans to write heartfelt goodbye letters to her loved ones as she confronts the return of her illness. In an interview with Elle magazine last month, Doherty opened up about her intentions to express her feelings through letters and video messages for her family and friends.
Although she acknowledges the importance of these farewell gestures, Doherty admits that the act of writing them feels incredibly final. “But whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final,” she shared. The former ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star expressed her desire to convey her thoughts to her mother and let her husband understand the depth of his significance in her life. She acknowledged that she still feels healthy and finds it challenging to address matters that assume a sense of finality when she believes she has more years ahead.
Doherty, who celebrated her 49th birthday in April, previously battled breast cancer from 2016 to 2017 before experiencing a period of remission. However, her cancer returned, and it was discovered after she sought medical attention for back pain late last year. According to Elle, the cancer has spread to her spine, emphasizing the severity of her condition.
Despite her ongoing health struggles, Doherty remains resilient and determined. In addition to her cancer advocacy work, she is actively involved in several projects, including a new TV show. Doherty plans to leverage her platform to raise awareness about breast cancer and its risk factors. She recently took to Instagram to educate her followers about prevention and screening, emphasizing that she still has a lot of life left in her.
“I’m not ready for pasture. I’ve got a lot of life in me,” Doherty proclaimed. While she faces the challenges posed by her illness, Doherty continues to prioritize her passions and endeavors, demonstrating her unwavering spirit in the face of adversity