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Shannen Doherty Is 'Not Done With Living' Amid Stage 4 Cancer Battle

Dec. 5 2023, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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Shannen Doherty is trying to keep her head up amid her Stage 4 cancer battle.

“I don’t want to die,” the 52-year-old said in a new interview with People. “I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with creating. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better. I’m just not — I’m not done.”

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The star is battling cancer.

The actress was first diagnosed with b------ cancer in 2015 and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy after radiation at the time. She went into remission, but unfortunately, the disease returned in 2019.

“When you ask yourself, ‘Why me? Why did I get cancer?’ and then ‘Why did my cancer come back? Why am I stage 4?,’ that leads you to look for the bigger purpose in life,” she said of what she is going through.

“It’s insane to me [that] we still don’t have a cure,” she added.

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The actress is continuing to live her life to the fullest.

This past June, the actress revealed the sad news the cancer had spread to her brain, resulting in her getting brain surgery to remove the tumor.

“He had to get removed and dissected to see his pathology,” she explained of the tumor, which she named Bob. “It was definitely one of the scariest things I’ve ever been through in my entire life.”

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Shannen Doherty is remaining positive.

Though times are tough for the brunette beauty, she insisted she is doing her best to remain positive.

“People just assume that it means you can’t walk, you can’t eat, you can’t work. They put you out to pasture at a very early age —‘You’re done, you’re retired,’ and we’re not,” she said. “We’re vibrant, and we have such a different outlook on life. We are people who want to work and embrace life and keep moving forward.”

Doherty's future is unclear, but she still has a zest for life.

"My greatest memory is yet to come," she said. "I pray. I wake up and go to bed thanking God, praying for the things that matter to me without asking for too much. It connects me to a higher power and spirituality. My faith is my mantra."

“I know it sounds cheesy and crazy, but you’re just more aware of everything, and you feel so blessed. We’re the people who want to work the most, because we’re just so grateful for every second, every hour, every day we get to be here," she concluded.

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