Shannen Doherty is giving fans an update on her battle with Stage 4 cancer, and the news is good.
"I'm good. I love it when people say, 'We're praying for you.' … but there comes a point where you go, 'I got this. Like I'm fine, I'm good.' There's a lot of people in the world that could use prayers and I'm feeling great," the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress told Sarah Michelle Gellar in an interview for Entertainment Tonight.
Shannen has been quite open about her health in recent years. In 2017, she announced she was in remission after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Then, in February 2020, she revealed she had Stage 4 cancer.
Still, Shannen is keeping her head up.
"I have an amazing medical team behind me," she said in the new chat. "I'm doing better than OK. I'm doing well. I feel strong and healthy and confident and happy."
Since her reveal, Shannen has made a point to educate her fans and the public on the real definition of "Stage 4."
"I want to really push for education and awareness and raise more money, and I want people to not hear Stage 4 cancer and think of the person as gray and falling over," she explained. "You get written off so quickly even though you're still vital and healthy and happy.
She added, "People instantly think it's a death sentence and it's not."