Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2015, actress Shannen Doherty has always given an open and honest account of how the disease has affected her life. The one-time Hollywood bad girl’s unflinching frankness and fortitude has earned the star countless supporters. And when Doherty received some worrying scan results in April 2018, the 47-year-old told her followers not to fret – she was going to remain positive.
For those growing up in the 1980s and ’90s, Shannen Doherty was something of a teen screen idol. The Memphis-born actress first rose to prominence following her appearance in 1988’s iconoclastic coming-of-age flick Heathers. Major roles in smash-hit TV shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed followed, cementing Doherty’s celebrity status.