Shannen Doherty Calls Herself a 'Cancer Slayer’


Actress Shannen Doherty, who has continued to share her journey with breast cancer via social media, has called herself a "cancer slayer".

The “90210” alumna posted a video of her dancing a hip-hop routine as part of a dance class between radiation treatments, which she began in late November.  “Radiation is tiring,” she writes. “It builds up within you and sometimes one just struggles to keep their eyes open. You can see how tired I am here but I’m still moving!! Any movement is good during treatment, not just for the body, but for your mind as well. #CancerSlayer.”


The 45-year-old actress also uploaded a black and white Instagram photo on Wednesday of herself standing in front of a large machine used for radiation therapy.  “This is Maggie. I’ve seen Maggie five days a week for what seems like forever. We have a love hate relationship. I love her because she’s part of the life saving treatment I’m receiving,” Doherty wrote alongside the shot.

“One day, Maggie will be retired and the cure will be found. Things like immunotherapy are the future but for now…. it’s me and Maggie,” concludes Ms. Doherty. “I’m seeing her twice tomorrow so that I can wrap this phase up faster. Goodnight sweet Maggie. See ya tomorrow.”

-Devashree Goenka