Shannen Doherty: Cancer treatment nearly finished, doctor says
Shannen Doherty said she feels “more me” at the Stand Up To Cancer’s telecast on Friday.
The 45-year-old actress walked the red carpet with her husband and doctor.
“I’ve been given a really interesting opportunity and one that in a way, I kind of feel blessed,” Doherty told ET in an interview. “Cancer has, in a strange way, done some amazing things for me. It’s allowed me to be more me, like much more in touch with who I am, and much more vulnerable and the person that I always was, but I think it got hidden behind a lot of other stuff.”
The Charmed star’s chemotherapy is “nearly finished,” after starting the treatment in July.
“Shannon is doing amazing,” Dr. Lawrence Piro said. “We have just a few more weeks of treatment, and then we’ll be nearly finished with the chemotherapy.”
The actress said battling cancer is all about courage.
“I hope they take away the fact that you have to be strong and put yourself out there and have courage and be a warrior,” she said. “And for me, one of the most important things is for them, their messages, their stories, their love, their support has given me courage. And I thank them for that wholeheartedly.”
Doherty’s husband, Kurt Iswarienko, has also helped in her recovery and road to health.
“My marriage was always fantastic,” she said. “But it’s even better now.”
“I have the easy part,” Iswarienko added. “Just being a support system for her…I wish I could do it for her, you know?”