Shannen Doherty Reveals The Special Reason A Doctor Asked Her To Gain 10 Pounds After The Cancer Battle


September 12, 2018 13:41 By Fabiosa

Shannen Doherty has just revealed how much life has changed since she beat cancer. Sure, it has made her a better, more perceptive actress, but there's more.


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Mastectomy and breast reconstruction

The Charmed star has been very open about the highs and lows of her cancer journey. In April 2017, she shared the good news that she was finally in remission and embarked on the journey towards reconstructing her breasts after a mastectomy.


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But, 3 months ago, she told fans that the surgery was no joke. In a candid caption she shared alongside a picture with her doctor, Doherty said she had struggled through her reconstruction surgery.

She's 10 pounds heavier

The difficult days are behind her now. She admitted that she wasn’t a fan of people who suddenly start noticing how blue the sky is after a brush with death, but the 47-year-old survivor is not shying away from telling Entertainment Tonight that her ordeal has given her a new outlook.


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Doherty also addressed her weight gain. Her surgeon had asked her to add some weight to stretch her skin for reconstruction surgery and now, she is having some difficulty shedding the weight off.

But, she isn’t letting that affect her optimism. After all, as she says,

what’s a little extra weight compared to her health.

Fans agree and just want to see her get better. We can’t wait to see her fully recovered and on our screens again.

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