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Shannen Doherty finds hope in positive results amid cancer treatment

Shannen Doherty reflected on the miraculous impact of her ongoing cancer treatment

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Shannen Doherty finds hope in positive results amid cancer treatment

Shannen Doherty reflected on the miraculous impact of her ongoing cancer treatment

Shannen Doherty finds hope in positive results amid cancer treatment
Shannen Doherty finds hope in positive results amid cancer treatment

Shannen Doherty, who is facing stage IV breast cancer, shared that her current treatments are bringing about a positive change.

During the recent episode of her Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty, she talked about how recent cancer treatment updates have made her feel more positive about her health, describing it as a "miracle."

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star said to her radiation oncologist, Dr. Amin Mirhadi, who was appeared as a guest on the podcast, "I’m not gonna say what it is, I’m on a new cancer infusion, and after four treatments, we didn’t really see a difference and everybody wanted me to switch."

"And I just kinda was like, we're gonna keep going with this and see, and yeah, after the sixth or seventh treatment, we really saw it breaking down the blood-brain barrier," Doherty added.

The Charmed actress described her body's reaction to the new treatment as a "miracle," saying, "For me, that happens to be a miracle right now. That I sort of rolled the dice and said, let’s keep going."

 Doherty also revealed that she decided to proceed with the infusions encouraged by her medical team's support.

"That it’s actually breaking down that blood-brain barrier is actually a miracle of that drug, a miracle of maybe God intervening and saying, I’m gonna give her a break, sometimes you’re looking for miracles in all the wrong places, and they’re right in front of your face."

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The actress said, "Or I can die of cancer. But all I can do is live each day in as much of a positive manner with hope as I can and embrace it and feel like, wow, I get to wake up again today, what can I do."

"I believe that positivity that you bring into your life, I think it helps with your whole body. I think that it helps you fight the cancer. Mind over matter a little bit," she added.

The 52-year-old actress shared her cancer diagnosis in 2015 and, following two years of chemotherapy, she went into remission.

In 2020, the cancer came back as stage IV breast cancer and by November 2023, Doherty confirmed that the cancer had spread to her bones.

She said to PEOPLE at that time, "I don’t want to die, I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with creating. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better."

"Every day is a gift, and there are so many new things in the works that I think hope is always there. I think it’s so important. Listen, I can die today, I can die in 20 years, I don’t know. I can die walking outside of my house and a tree falling on me or a bus hitting me, whatever," Doherty added.

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