Shannen Doherty reveals stage 4 cancer has spread to her brain

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Shannen Doherty, star of “90210″ and “Charmed,” has shared a health update regarding her yearslong battle with breast cancer — just weeks after announcing her divorce from her husband of 11 years.

The 52-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Tuesday that her stage 4 cancer has spread to her brain.

“On January 5th, my CT scan showed [metastasis] in my brain,” she captioned a video of her crying while placed under a radiation machine. “January 12, the first round of radiation took place.”

“My fear is obvious,” Doherty continued. “I am extremely claustrophobic and there was a lot going on in my life [at the time the video was taken]. I am fortunate as I have great doctors … But that fear…. The turmoil….. The timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like.”

The latest post followed a video from Monday in which Doherty shared the process of getting fitted for a mask that’s worn during radiation to the brain.

The actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and went into remission two years later. However, Doherty disclosed in February 2020 that her breast cancer had returned.

“I’m stage 4,” Doherty revealed on “Good Morning America” at the time. “So my cancer came back, and that’s why I’m here.”

From the very beginning, Doherty has been outspoken about her battle to help bring awareness to one of the leading cancers in women.

In the midst of her medical struggles, Doherty has also been dealing with relationship trauma. The actress — who has been married three times — announced that she filed for divorce from cinematographer Kurt Iswarienko in April.

In the past, she credited her now-estranged spouse for giving her incredible support throughout stage 4 cancer battle.

“Divorce is the last thing Shannen wanted,” publicist Leslie Sloane said in a statement. “Unfortunately, she felt she was left with no other option.”