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Sarah Michelle Gellar Shares Shannen Doherty’s Resilience in Cancer Battle: ‘Ups and Downs,’ But She’s ‘Great’

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Shannen Doherty
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Shannen Doherty (Credits: Getty Images)

A few weeks ago, Shannen Doherty, known for her roles in iconic television series like “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Charmed,” shared with her fans the daunting battle she was waging for her life. However, today, her dear friend Sarah Michelle Gellar is effusively expressing why Doherty is nothing short of a tenacious warrior.

Gellar’s admiration for Doherty knows no bounds, as she recently revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood. “She’s incredible… When they say a warrior, she is a warrior,” Gellar emphasized. Doherty’s indomitable spirit and resilience in the face of adversity have deeply moved her friend. Gellar continued, “And she lives every day, and she’s fighting.”

The rollercoaster of emotions that comes with such a battle is not lost on Gellar, who acknowledged the ups and downs Doherty faces. “There are days that are harder than others, and there are some days that are easy. But, she’s doing great,” Gellar proudly shared, emphasizing Doherty’s unwavering determination.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Shannen Doherty

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Shannen Doherty (Credits: USA Today)

Their bond has only gotten stronger over time, a testament to the enduring power of true friendship. The enduring friendship between these two Hollywood stars dates back to the 1990s, a time when they graced television screens in their respective WB shows, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Charmed.”

Doherty, 52, addressed her ongoing fight with cancer with her “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-stars in September at the 90s Con event. According to People magazine, she told the crowd, “I think I am very terrific. I have a fight for my life that I deal with every day. Doherty’s bravery and desire to openly share her suffering have served as an example for those facing the same difficulties.

Doherty announced earlier in the summer that her stage 4 breast cancer had spread to her brain in January, necessitating more radiation therapy. In an Instagram post where she detailed her operation, she openly expressed her worries and fears. She admitted to the immense worry and uncertainty that comes with such a serious medical surgery, “I had a tumor in my head they wanted to remove and also biopsy.” The bleak reality of having cancer is starkly brought to light by her statements.

When Doherty received her initial diagnosis of breast cancer in 2015, the disease had already spread to her lymph nodes. Her disease returned in 2020 after a brief remission in 2017, making her battle a lengthy and arduous one. Shannen Doherty has demonstrated strength, tenacity, and a true warrior spirit throughout it all as she fought for her life.

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