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The Universal Magazine

Facing Cancer, Shannen Doherty Prepares for the Worst

The actress Shannen Doherty in a forest

The actress Shannen Doherty, famous for her roles in iconic series like Charmed, does not give up in the face of cancer. Since the announcement of her illness in 2015, she has been relentless in her fight, sharing unfiltered highs and lows with her followers on social media and through her podcast, Let’s Be Clear. Her recent revelations underscore a relentless battle against stage 4 cancer.

In 2020, Doherty revealed a relapse, and the following year, the cancer unfortunately spread to her bones. Despite this, she continues to live fully, often expressing that she is "not done living". Her courage and determination break the taboos surrounding the disease and encourage facing trials with strength.

Known for her commitment to animals, Shannen Doherty had to give up her dream of creating a horse sanctuary in Malibu due to her health. However, she continues to support associations dedicated to the animal cause.

On the personal side, the actress has gone through difficult times, notably with her infertility linked to cancer treatments and her recent divorce from Kurt Iswarienko, after discovering his infidelity. These personal trials add a layer of complexity to her fight against the disease, but they also reveal her exceptional resilience.

Beyond her personal struggle, Doherty is also concerned about the impact of her illness on her loved ones, particularly her mother. She has taken steps to simplify administrative matters in the event of her death, for the well-being of her family. She has even taken the initiative to sell some of her belongings.

Shannen Doherty remains driven by courage and determination, even in the darkest moments. Her transparency about her struggle and her other personal challenges reminds us of the importance of self-love and hope.