Shannen Doherty Reflects on Stage 4 Cancer Battle: “It’s Part of Life At This Point”

screenmixSeptember 15, 2021

When asked if she had a bucket list of her own, noted People, Doherty replied, “I just think a bucket list is odd in my particular situation because it means that I’m sort of trying to check things off before my time runs out.”

She reportedly added, “I’m very much like there’s no bucket list because I’m going to be the longest-living person with cancer. If I had to say one, it would just be living. That’s the only thing on my list at this point.” 

Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and announced in 2017 that she’d gone into remission. In 2019, she informed her loved ones her cancer had returned and publicly shared the news in 2020.

List of a Lifetime is one of two movies Doherty is doing for Lifetime. She’s also starring in the remake of the 1997 Dying to Belong.

And, as always, Doherty continues to fight. “It’s like anybody with stage 4 faces this sort of thing, where others want to put you out to pasture,” she told Elle for a feature last year. “I’m not ready for pasture. I’ve got a lot of life in me.”