Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Fear of Having Kids After Surviving Breast Cancer
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When asked if her battle with cancer changes her desire to have children of her own, the former 'Charmed' star admits she and husband Kurt Iswarienko are looking into alternatives.

AceShowbiz - Shannen Doherty is exploring alternative ways to become a mum after experiencing menopause following her battle with breast cancer.

The former "Charmed" star went into remission in 2017, but explains she is not keen to start taking hormones in a bid to get pregnant, because she doesn't want to risk the cancer coming back.

"It's not possible (for me to get pregnant) because I can't get out of menopause," she tells Health magazine. "That would require oestrogen, and I'm choosing not to take hormone pills. I can't risk those levels coming up."

Doherty reveals she and her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, are looking into alternatives, and she admits she'll be happy to become a mother however it happens.

"We're having conversations about an egg donor, maybe adoption," she says. "But there's fear there. Am I going to last five years? Ten years? I certainly wouldn't want my 10-year-old burying a mother. I've always wanted a kid. But maybe I'm supposed to mother in a different way."

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#ShannenDoherty is our March cover star and she’s opening up about her cancer battle now that she’s in remission: “As brutal as it was, cancer was a gift,” she says. “It opened me up, it taught me about myself, and it changed me as a human being forever.” @theshando went on to explain that she felt more feminine and vulnerable than she ever had before: "I was always used to being the strong one, and during that time period, every wall I’d built up in my life came down. I also had a lot more time to look at myself and say, 'I’m a pretty OK person' and cut myself some slack. I’ve had a lot of those epiphanies. It’s OK to stumble." . Tap the link in bio for full interview. (📸: @peggysirota)

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Meanwhile, Shannen insists she's a completely new person after battling breast cancer, explaining that her journey through treatment exposed a softer, more vulnerable, side of her.

"As brutal as it was, cancer was a gift," she tells the magazine. "It opened me up, it taught me about myself, and it changed me as a human being forever."

"I felt more feminine and vulnerable than I've felt in my entire life. I was always used to being the strong one, and during that time period, every wall I'd built up in my life came down. I also had a lot more time to look at myself and say, 'I'm a pretty OK person', and cut myself some slack. I've had a lot of those epiphanies. It's OK to stumble."

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