Shannen Doherty Reveals She Has Breast Cancer

August 20, 2015
She also says her former business manager kept her from getting treatment.

Actress Shannen Doherty revealed yesterday afternoon that she's currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. “I am continuing to eat right, exercise, and stay very positive about my life,” she said in a statement to People.

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According to TMZ, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star is suing her former business manager for neglecting to pay her insurance premiums and thus preventing her from receiving medical care that, she claims, could have helped catch the cancer earlier.

In March of this year, Shannen “discovered that she had invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node,” according to the documents she filed in conjunction with the lawsuit. They go on to explain that she "was informed that her cancer had spread during 2014 (when she was uninsured).” Additionally, she “was also informed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, thus obviating the need for future treatment (including mastectomy and chemotherapy) that [Shannen] will likely have to suffer through now.”

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A representative for Tanner Mainstain, the actress’ former business manager, released a statement to People in response, saying, “the claim that Tanner Mainstain caused her to be uninsured, prevented her from seeking medical care, or somehow contributed to her cancer is patently false. Tanner Mainstain will aggressively defend all of Ms. Doherty’s claims in court.”

Regardless of how the lawsuit proceeds, we wish Shannen the best as she continues her treatment.

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