Shannen Doherty shares update on breast cancer battle. The results were a disappointment

Apr 09, 2018
08:57 P.M.
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The actress has battled cancer before, and allowed her fans into every aspect of her battle. 


Shannen Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015. She then underwent a two-year long battle with the horrible disease, during which she had to undergo a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. 

As reported by Good Housekeeping, her original Instagram post was removed from the social media platform after she realized that her chosen words had her fans worried that her cancer had returned. 

Cancer is one of those awful diseases that can recur. Those who have suffered through it once and defeated it have to go back to their doctors for regular check-ups to ensure that it hasn't returned. 


That is exactly what Doherty was doing. Almost exactly a year after she announced that she was officially in remission on April 29, 2017, she was back at the doctor for scans. 


After she received the test results, she took to Instagram to share the results, just as she had shared her entire cancer battle with her fans. 

"Test and results. One tumor marker test came back good. Other… elevated," she wrote on the now deleted Instagram post. She continued by saying that she would remain positive. 

Unfortunately, many of Doherty's fans took this to mean that her cancer had returned. 

The actress was quick to realize her mistake, and removed the post, replacing it with a new one. 


She used the new post to clarify her results, and to apologize to her fans for the misunderstanding, promising to choose her words more carefully in the future. 

"I spoke to my doctor this morning and my PET scan is all clear, so I am still in remission," she wrote. She further explained that the elevated result wasn't related to the type of cancer that she had had. 

Doherty also profusely thanked her fans for always being so supportive of her, and for keeping her head up even when she feels as though she is drowning.