Shannen Doherty Remains Strong Amidst Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

Shannen Doherty is still battling Stage 4 breast cancer, but she has no doubt that she has a long legacy ahead.

In a new interview with Elle magazine, the actress revealed that when she received the diagnosis in February, she was forced to reavuluate her life.

“I was like, ‘OK, do I have good karma? Do I have bad karma? Why would I have bad karma?’ I started taking stock of my life and the things I’d done, and the things I hadn’t done. How I was with people,” she said. “At the end of that, what I came out with was, I have good karma. It may not seem like it, but I’ve been a really good human being.”

Shannen was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015. After a two-year battle, she announced her cancer was in remission. Then, earlier this year, she revealed her Stage 4 diagnosis.

Shannen said she plans to write letters or send video messages to her family for after her death, but hasn’t gotten around to it.

“There are things I need to say to my mom. I want my husband to know what he’s meant to me,” she said. “But whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final. It feels like you’re signing off, and I’m not signing off.”

She added, “I feel like I’m a very, very healthy human being. It’s hard to wrap up your affairs when you feel like you’re going to live another 10 or 15 years.”

We love you, Shannen.