AceShowbiz - Shannen Doherty doesn't want to give up despite her illness. While acknowledging that her stage 4 breast cancer has spread to her bones, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum declared that she isn't "done" with life.
"I don't want to die," the 52-year-old first told PEOPLE in an interview published Wednesday, November 29. "I think I would be afraid of death if I wasn't a good person, but I am... I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to die, like, ever."
"I'm not done with living, I'm not done with loving, I'm not done with creating, I'm not done with, hopefully changing things for the better. I'm just not done," she further emphasized. "My greatest memory is yet to come."
The "Charmed" actress went on to disclose that she's kept enjoying life amid her battle with cancer. "People just assume that it means you can't walk, you can't eat, you can't work. People put you out to pasture at a very early age - 'You're done, you're retired,' and we're not," she stressed.
"We're vibrant, we have such a different outlook on life," Shannen continued. "We're just so grateful for every second, every hour, every day that we get to be here."
Shannen stayed positive about her medical treatment and shared that she is on "a really good regimen now." She added, "It's working well for me," before explaining that she has been taking her diagnosis "day by day, month by month, year by year."
In June of this year, she said that the cancer had spread to her brain and is terminal. At the time, she shared a video of herself preparing for radiation therapy after getting the heartbreaking update in January.
"January 12, the first round of radiation took place. My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic, and there was a lot going on in my life," she shared. She added, "I am fortunate as I have great doctors like Dr Amin Mirahdi and the amazing techs at Cedar Sinai. But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like."
She also revealed that she underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her head on January 16. "I had a tumor in my head they wanted to remove and also biopsy. I am clearly trying to be brave but I am petrified. The fear was overwhelming to me," she posted in June.