Shannen Doherty announces she’s in remission from breast cancer

Actress Shannen Doherty has taken to social media to announce she is officially in remission from breast cancer.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed star was diagnosed with the illness in 2015.

She wrote on Instagram on Sunday: “Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment.


“What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react.

“Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES.”

Doherty has been very public with her battle, sharing almost every moment and milestone on her social media pages.

Ealier this year she announced that she had completed chemotherapy and was playing the “waiting game” to see if she had won her fight.

Now she has told her 909,000 followers that there is more waiting ahead, and that she has to make some choices about her future.

The 46-year-old wrote “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.

“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.

“I am blessed, I know that. But for now… remission. I’m going to just breathe.”

The actress added her usual hashtag “#cancerslayer”.