Shannen Doherty Shares Major Update Amid Cancer Battle

Kathy Hutchins /

Shannen Doherty continues to fight her stage 4 cancer diagnosis with support from her loved ones.

On Sunday, March 1, the Beverly Hills 90210 star shared a major update about how several of her friends have been by her side to lead a healthy life amid her cancer battle.

Want the Top 5 news stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox before you even wake up? Sign up for the Fame10 Top 5 newsletter and receive 5 breaking news stories every morning!

“After a year of dealing with cancer coming back and other stresses, I’m back at it,” Doherty wrote, sharing a series of photos via Instagram. “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.”

She credited her friend Anne Marie Kortright with being “relentless in getting me to hike and learning new ways to cook that feed my soul as well as my tummy but in a very healthy way.”

“She along with @cheforen @maliburadkitchen have made cooking healthy fun and sustainable,” Doherty said, referring that famous fitness trainer Kiara Stokes came in to “kick my butt yesterday.”

“It’s been a productive great week,” the actress said. “I feel better. My skin is alive and so am I.”

In the same Instagram post, she included a selfie of herself alongside Stokes and Kortright, sharing photos of the healthy meals she’s been having lately.

Earlier in the year, Doherty revealed that her breast cancer had returned after going into remission in 2017. She has been living with her cancer diagnosis privately for almost a year now, but due to her court case with her insurance company, which describes her health issues, she chose to break the silence and share the news herself.

“It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I’m stage 4. So my cancer came back, and that’s why I’m here,” Doherty said on Good Morning America. “I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”

Brittany R

Brittany R

Brittany is a writer who is obsessed with rom-com movies, Gossip Girl, reality television, fashion, and pop-culture. When she isn't reporting on the latest celeb buzz, she is filling up her online shopping cart without checking out.