Shannen Doherty has revealed her plans to record video messages to say goodbye to her family as she battles cancer.
The former 90210 actress, 49, was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer last year, which is now metastatic and in her spine.
She says she will record the messages and also write letters to her loved ones when she is ready, but believes she will live another 10 to 15 years.
Speaking to Elle magazine, Shannen said there are things she still wants to say to her mother and she wants to know how much her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, to know how much he means to her.
Shannen said: “Whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final. It feels like you’re signing off, and I’m not signing off.
“I feel like I’m a very, very healthy human being. It’s hard to wrap up your affairs when you feel like you’re going to live another 10 or 15 years.”
Shannen got the news in February 2019.
She had been given the all clear from the same disease less than two years before after undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
But she began experiencing back pain and a scan revealed the terrible news.
The cancer is now metastatic, which means it has spread beyond the breasts and lymph nodes and into Shannen her spine.
She’s been told it’s likely that it will also spread to her brain, lungs and liver,
Now she is having hormone therapy to block the estrogen that makes the cancer grow and takes another drug proven to help treat it when it turns metastatic.
But metastatic breast cancer isn’t the immediate death sentence it used to be, and some patients live over a decade with treatment.