Shannen Doherty Begins Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment
Shannen Doherty revealed in an Instagram post on Monday that she’s begun her first radiation treatment to battle breast cancer. The actress, who was diagnosed with the disease in February 2015, also admitted she found the process “frightening.”
Along with a photo of herself sitting in a chair at the doctor’s office, Doherty wrote, “First day of radiation treatment. I look like I’m about to make a run for it which is accurate. Radiation is frightening to me. Something about not being able to see the laser, see the treatment and having this machine moving around you just scares me. I’m sure I’ll get used to it but right now…. I hate it.” She also added the hashtags, “#radiation #radiationmondaysucks #stillfightinglikeagirl.”
The actress’s breast cancer diagnosis was made public in August 2015 when she filed a lawsuit against her former management firm and business manager, who she claims failed to pay her health insurance premiums. As a result of being uninsured, Doherty said she wasn’t able visit doctors for a year and her breast cancer went undetected. As Gossip Cop reported, Doherty settled the lawsuit this past August. The actress has remained active on social media throughout her fight with cancer, and has kept a positive attitude amid her health issues.