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Shannen Doherty Says Her Cancer Battle Made Her a Different Person

Shannen Doherty Says Her Cancer Battle Made Her a Different Person

Shannen Doherty is opening up about her battle with breast cancer in a new interview with Chelsea Handler for Netflix’s Chelsea and a preview has been released.

The 45-year-old Charmed actress opened up about how her battle has made her a “completely different” person and she moved Chelsea to tears.

“I think what’s beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you, and tears you down and builds you,” Shannen said. “It remakes you so many different times. The person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six months ago is now somebody completely different. I realize ‘Wow, I really thought that I was so brave and so gracious this entire time and really I was just hiding.’”

“This was very hard and not humbling – because I’ve already been humbled by cancer,” she added. “It was hard in the sense of rethinking sort of who you are and how you come to terms with who are now and accepting it and looking at your husband and thinking like, ‘Dude, I’m so sorry.’”

Shannen will be honored at the Inaugural Giants of Science gala on November 5 in Los Angeles. She is going to receive the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award.


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  • jh7058622

    Heart breaking… :(

  • Ause Ekel

    Stay strong Shannen!

  • Robert

    Hope she beats this.

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