We just hope she makes a full recovery!
As we reported last August, Shannen Doherty revealed she had breast cancer, which she blames on her former business manager. In a lawsuit against Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson, the Charmed star says the company was negligent in handling her health insurance.
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On Thursday, the 44-year-old appeared on The Dr. Oz Show where she opened up about her health battle.
Not surprisingly, her biggest worry is how her cancer will affect her loved ones.
She said :
"You know you worry most about the people that you love, and about making sure that they're gonna be ok. So for me that was the hardest part. My husband told me just think of everybody in their underwear, so you're all in your underwear right now!"
While the thespian DID confirm she will undergo surgery, she hasn't decided which procedure.
"I haven't. It's between two of them and at the end of the day it will be up to my doctor and it could change the last minute. I'm actually going to a center, just to sort of get their general opinion and then I head back to LA and instantly go in with my doctors. You know, I'm like ‘You guys make the final decision. What would you do if it was your wife? What would you do if it was your daughter?' Ultimately, they're just breasts right? I mean I love them, they're mine, they're beautiful, but in the grand scheme of things, they're just not, I would rather be alive and I would rather grow old with my husband."
Sadly, her illness has impacted her career as an actress.
"It's affected it. I think that people think that I'm "sick". And therefore I'm unable to perform and what will I be like on a set, and will I remember my lines, and will I be able to make it every single day. And the answer is yes of course! There will be once I get surgery, which is right around the corner, there'll be that recovery time and that I just have to take for myself. But it's also because you do change a little bit while you're on the medicine and everything else. And you gain weight and there is nothing that you can do about it. And you do get puffy and I think that all affects a career like mine that's not only based on talent, but it's so much based on sort of the superficial shell that is right here. And so it has affected it and I've been lucky I have like a director that adores me and hires me for a lot of stuff and another director like Kevin Smith, but you know those are few and far between. I think that most people are usually like ‘Oh God is she okay?'."
We applaud Shannen for her honesty, and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during this difficult time.
To see clips of her appearance, ch-ch-check them out (below).
[Image via Sony Pictures Television.]
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