Shannen Doherty has been battling her cancer on two fronts since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. The Charmed and Beverly Hills 90210 star only revealed her condition to the public as a statement meant to shine an unwanted spotlight on her manager. Doherty has alleged that the management firm had failed in appropriately managing her funds, thereby causing her health insurance to lapse. A lengthy legal proceeding ensued, all while Shannen was faced with battling cancer, and it seemed she would be fighting both battles forever, but a fortunate turn for the actress came when the company agreed to settle with Doherty.
Shannen Doherty Wins One!
In August 2015, Shannen initiated a lawsuit against Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson, her former management company, for mismanaging her finances and allowing her health insurance to lapse, but, as E! News now reports, Doherty has just reached a settlement arrangement with the firm. The new agreement requires unspecified conditions to be met within 45 days, though it’s unclear which side must act to meet those specifications.
Doherty originally filed the lawsuit on the premise that her breast cancer diagnosis had been delayed due to the failure on the part of Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson to keep up with Shannen’s insurance premiums. As is the case with most types of cancer, early diagnosis is key to arresting the spread of cancer and successfully defeating the disease.
Shannen Doherty received so much positive feedback from her original statement about having contracted breast cancer that she has continued to publicly document her battle, inspiring support from her followers and for other cancer sufferers. In one of her recent updates, Ms. Doherty revealed that her breast cancer has spread to her lymph nodes.
“I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes, so for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation,” wrote Doherty in the Instagram post.
Shannen Doherty And Anne Marie Kortright Celebrate The Victory By The Beach
People magazine reveals that Shannen Doherty heads in for yet another round of chemotherapy tomorrow, but, ahead of that treatment, Doherty took the time to celebrate her lawsuit settlement by spending a night out with friend and model Anne Marie Kortright. The pair had dinner at Nobu restaurant in Malibu. While Kortright wore a flowered dress, Shannen was dressed in a pull over sweater and her customary blue and yellow headscarf, which she has been wearing since shaving her head several weeks ago.
“Love girls night with @annemkortright helping me celebrate feeling good enough to eat before Wednesday’s chemo,” Doherty captioned a photo of herself and Anne.
Shannen added the hashtags “#bff #fightlikeagirl #cancersucks #warrior” to the Instagram post’s caption.
Earlier in the week, Ms. Doherty felt well enough to leave her bedside for the first time in awhile and was treated to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory by her mom. Even with a shaved head and the weight loss brought on by her cancer treatments, Doherty is still recognizable and that much was proven when the waitress delivered what Shannen and her mom had expected to be the receipt for their meals. A personal note had been delivered instead.
“Thank you for your bravery and your openness. God bless you and your family,” read the message.
Ms. Doherty was so touched y the gesture and by the message that she wouldn’t rest until she knew who had paid for her meal. Upon learning the identities of her benefactors, Shannen shared their note and the story with her Instagram followers.
“They didn’t care about a thank you for picking up my bill. They simply wanted to do something nice. I convinced the waitress to nod to who did it,” Ms. Doherty captioned the picture in part. “Rian and Lloyd…. I wish there were more people like you. Your kindness blew me away today. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You both deserve a very blessed life. #luckygirl#peoplecanbewonderful”
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