Shannen Doherty Announces She's in Remission After Breast Cancer Diagnosis - NECN

Shannen Doherty Announces She's in Remission After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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    Shannen Doherty Announces She's in Remission After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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    FILE - Shannen Doherty attends the 4th Annual Baby2Baby Gala held at 3Labs on Nov. 14, 2015, in Culver City, Calif.

    Shannen Doherty is starting off the weekend with great news.

    On Friday evening, the "Charmed" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" star took to Instagram to update fans on her breast cancer diagnosis. As it turns out, the actress got news that she is in remission.

    "Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment," Doherty shared with her followers. "What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting."

    She continued, "As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait."

    Back in August of 2015, E! News confirmed that Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, the actress has documented many of the highs and lows of her journey on social media.

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    Along the way, she has also given thanks and appreciation to husband Kurt Iswarienko, who she says has been supportive throughout the process.

    "He loves me with pink hair or no hair," she wrote on an Instagram post in which she's wearing a bright wig. "I'm blessed to have such a strong support team starting with @kurtiswarienko who loves me more every second. Can't imagine my life without him."

    She continued, "Cancer is not pleasant but it can bring out the best in relationships or the worst. Thankfully, it has made our marriage stronger."

    Doherty said she is feeling grateful for being a "cancer slayer." At the same time, she knows that she'll need to keep working to improve her health.

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    "In the meantime, decisions. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects," she concluded Friday evening. "I am blessed, I know that. But for now...remission. I'm going to just breathe. #cancerslayer."