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Shannen Doherty has no plans to back down anytime soon as she continues to battle Stage 4 breast cancer.
“I never want to operate [like I’m dying],” the 50-year-old “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum said on “Good Morning America” Monday.
“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, referring to why she doesn’t particularly like the idea of making a “bucket list.”
Doherty revealed her Stage 4 diagnosis in Feb. 2020 — three years after sharing that her first bout with cancer from had gone into remission.
The actress said she is busy “living life” these days and spending “a lot of time with friends and family” as well as continuing to work.
“A lot of people who get diagnosed with Stage 4, they sort of get written off. It’s assumed that they cannot work or they can’t work at their full capacity, and that is not true,” Doherty said on “GMA,” adding that she finds work “more fulfilling” now than ever.
“That is something that I would really like for people to stop assuming and give us a chance to prove them wrong.”
As for some good news, Doherty said she is still in her “first protocol” of treatment, which she explained was a “very, very big thing.”
“It’s kind of like you just want to last on your protocols as long as possible so that you don’t run out of protocols.”
The former “Charmed” star was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015 and underwent a single mastectomy in May 2016.
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