Shannen Doherty, 50, Says She Will 'Keep Fighting' To Stay Alive Amidst Stage 4 Cancer Battle

In February 2020, fans of actress and pop culture icon Shannen Doherty were shocked to learn the 50-year-old had been battling cancer again. In an emotional interview with USA Today at the time, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star revealed her cancer had returned after going in remission in 2015.

Last month, the actress gave fans a rare update and recently, she revealed she will continue to fight for her life.

Fans will remember Shannen was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, but had gone into remission after treatment.

Talking to Good Morning America back in February 2020, Shannen revealed her cancer had come back.

"I’m stage four," Shannen told ABC news anchor Amy Robach at the time. "My cancer came back."

Last year, Shannen's husband, Kurt Iswarienko, told "Elle" magazine that his wife doesn't look like she's battling stage IV breast cancer.

"I think people have a mental picture of Stage IV cancer as someone sitting in a gray hospital gown, looking out a window on their deathbed," he explained.

"I don’t see a cancer patient when I look at Shannen. I see the same woman I fell in love with. She looks healthy and vital."

Now, the actress is urging fans not to count her out just because of her diagnosis.

Explaining to ABC News' Nightline, Shannen said the diagnosis hadn't slowed her down in her acting career.

In fact, she has two Lifetime movies debuting this month, Dying to Belong and List of a Lifetime.

"I think work was always very fulfilling to me, but in a way it's become even more fulfilling," the actress told Juju Chang.

"A lot of people who get diagnosed with stage 4, they sort of get written off," she said. "It's assumed that they cannot work or they can't work at their full capacity. And that is not true. And that is something that I would really like for people to sort of stop assuming and give us a chance to prove them wrong."

As far as bucket list moments go, Shannen isn't too worried about checking off a list.

"I like to say that those are goals," Shannen told Juji. "I just want to operate as I don't have things to check off, because I'm going to keep fighting to stay alive," she added.

We're rooting for you, Shannen!