October 4 (WNN) — Shannen Doherty says she finds work “more satisfying” amid her battle with stage 4 breast cancer.
The 50-year-old actress made a . discussed his campaign to work in Interview With ABC News published on Monday.
Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and relapsed in 2017. In February 2020, Doherty confirmed that her cancer had returned and was now stage 4.
Despite her health struggles, Doherty, an actress known for Beverly Hills, 90210 And CharmedShe has recently acted in two Lifetime films. She told ABC News that she is “living life” by working and spending time with friends and family.
“I think work was always very satisfying for me, but in a way it’s become even more satisfying,” Doherty said.
“Many people who get a stage 4 diagnosis are kind of written off. It’s assumed that they can’t function or function to their full potential, and that’s true. No,” she said. “It’s something that I really want people to stop assuming, and give us a chance to prove them wrong.”
Doherty said she is in her first protocol, or cancer treatment plan, because her cancer has come back.
“I’m on my first protocol, which is a very, very big deal,” she said. “So it’s like you want to be on your protocol for as long as possible so that you don’t get out of protocol.”
Doherty recalled how her early career experiences left her “defensive” and “closed” and said that her battle with cancer helped her trust others again.
“You really have to dig deep to face cancer, and in that you’ll find everything you hid,” she said. “And it’s the beautiful things that you find. You find vulnerability, you find your faith in people again, you find forgiveness.”
doherty movie lifetime list Will premiere on Lifetime on October 10.