WATCH: Shannen Doherty opens up about cancer in emotional interview

2016-08-02 14:39
Shannen Doherty

Cape Town – Shannen Doherty opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her 16 month battle with breast cancer.

The 45-year-old actress admitted that although she is determined to beat the disease, there were times when she worried whether she will survive.

She said: "It's hard, I started thinking that I wasn't going to live ... I don't look past today.

"I don't know if I'll ever look like me again, but I want to believe that if I fight. I'm gonna be okay."

The former Beverly Hills 90210 actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in February last year and also revealed that it had spread to her lymph nodes.

She told ET: “I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes.

“So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I'll do radiation.”

The scariest part of her journey has been the unknown. Shannen said: "The unknown is always the scariest part. Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer?”

Shannen recently shared the emotional steps she went through coming to terms with shaving her head.

In a series of pictures, the Charmed actress goes through the process of cutting her hair shorter until she shaves it.

See Shannen’s step-by-step process of shaving her head here:

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