Shannen Doherty Announces Breast Cancer Is In Remission

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Actor Shannen Doherty has announced that her breast cancer is in remission. Diagnosed in August of 2015, Doherty, 46, underwent treatment and has been public about her fight with breast cancer.

Fans of the star gave an outpouring of support and congratulations upon Doherty's announcement on Instagram.

"What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES."

Doherty was realistic, however, and says that the next five years will be crucial and will ultimately be what decides whether she's beaten breast cancer altogether. She used the hashtag "#cancerslayer" as an omen of hope.

Doherty's next few years will include reconstructive surgery and medication. "I am blessed, I know that," she wrote.



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