Shannen Doherty Says “Stress Is An Understatement” Amid Stage 4 Cancer Battle

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Shannen Doherty is opening up about her struggles with battling stage 4 breast cancer.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum took to Instagram on Tuesday, February 11, to share a sincere thank you for the “love, prayers and support” from those who have been thinking of her during such a tumultuous time, and admitted that she’s having a tough time trying to find her footing.

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“I want to thank all of you for your love, prayers and support,” Doherty wrote, alongside an idyllic snapshot of herself riding a horse with a landscape of green plains behind her. “It’s an odd time right now and I find my feet not completely underneath me.”

“To say I have stress is an understatement. To say that I’m struggling is mild. But… I believe that I will find my footing,” the 48-year-old actress continued. “I’ll dig deep for the inner strength I need to face it all. I pray I do it all with dignity and grace.”

“I have so much to say. So much to share. I will. For now… please know how much you all help lift me,” she concluded her post.

Even though Doherty’s breast cancer had gone into remission in 2017, she recently revealed that it had returned as stage 4.

“I don’t think that I’ve processed it,” Doherty explained to Good Morning America last week. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways. I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ And then I go, ‘Well why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this?’ None of us do. I would say that my first reaction is always concern about how am I going to tell my mom, my husband.”

Doherty 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.

Brittany R

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