Shannen Doherty’s Breast Cancer Is in Remission: ‘I Have No Idea How To React’

“For now…. remission. I’m going to just breathe,” actress writes on Instagram

Following a two-year public battle with breast cancer, former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty revealed she is in remission.

The actress made the moving announcement on her social media accounts Friday, sharing her innermost feelings in a heartfelt post.

“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. Now more waiting. 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. #cancerslayer”

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. Now more waiting. 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. #cancerslayer

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Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Her battle with the disease was made public when she sued her former business management firm after her health insurance lapsed.

In February she announced that she was finished with chemotherapy, writing, “Last day of chemo. Exhausted. Now that I’m done with chemo and radiation, the waiting game is here. Waiting for test. Waiting to see if I’m clear or not.”

Two months later, she is indeed in the clear, for now, and will continue to breathe.