Shannen Doherty reveals Stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis — here’s what it means

(Claire Gillespie/ — Shannen Doherty had good news to share in 2017: her breast cancer, which she had been battling since 2015, was in remission. But this week, the actress, 48, revealed that her cancer journey isn’t over yet. In an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday on Good Morning America, Doherty said she’d been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

“It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I’m stage 4. So my cancer came back, and that’s why I’m here,” Doherty told Amy Robach. “I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”

Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, Doherty spoke openly about her health. But she kept the latest news quiet, partly due to the death of her friend and former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Luke Perry. (…)

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