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Shannen Doherty honoured by American Cancer Society

The actress has been honoured with a Courage Award from the American Cancer Society in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer.

Shannen Doherty stepped out over the weekend to attend a gala for the American Cancer Society in Los Angeles, where she was honoured with a Courage Award.
The actress, who has been open about her ongoing battle with breast cancer, was supported by her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, and close pals Sarah Michelle Gellar and Chelsea Handler on the night.
Sarah and Shannen are long-time friends, with the former 90210 star recently taking to Instagram to praise Sarah as “that friend that is always there when you need her no matter what. Loyal and loving to the bone.”
Chelsea Handler and Sarah Michelle Gellar were there to support Shannen at the gala. Photo: Getty
The actress also had husband Kurt Iswarienko there to lean on for support. Photo: Getty
Shannen also had plenty of praise for Chelsea, explaining that while the pair hadn’t been close for as long, the comedienne has been there for her during her ordeal.
“We met many many years ago. Have run into each other and always exchanged numbers, talked of plans etc. Chelsea reached out and has since, made a point to have date nights with me on a weekly basis. Yeah she’s funny but also wicked smart with a huge heart,” she wrote.
“This one just wants to make a difference. Sometimes the right people come into your life at the right time.”

At the American Cancer Society gala, Shannen also shared a message of support for Michael Buble, who recently shared that his three-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with cancer.
“I can’t even begin to touch that one, to be honest, because it’s a three-year-old. I would imagine your child having cancer is devastating as a parent,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
“Just trust in your doctors. Make sure you have amazing doctors, a great team and know that organisations like the American Cancer Society, Stand Up To Cancer, they are doing so much good for cancer,” she added, as her advice to the family.
“And [there is] so much research that we have much better chances now. Stay positive. That positivity, that outlook on life that you can get through something, it actually does get you through.”
Michael recently opened up about his three-year-old son Noah's battle with cancer.
Shannen was diagnosed in 2015 and recently documented the emotional process of shaving her head with her followers on social media.
In August, she sat down with Entertainment Tonight to share the devastating news that her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and that the plan was to undergo chemotherapy and then radiation.
“The unknown is always the scariest part. Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer?” she opened up to ET at the time.

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