Shannen Doherty got very candid in a recent interview about her life post-breast cancer − including her thoughts on starting a family.
“It’s not possible (for me to get pregnant) because I can’t get out of menopause,” the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Charmed” star told Health. “That would require estrogen, and I’m choosing not to take hormone pills − I can’t risk those levels coming up.”
Health repeated that “it’s thought that higher estrogen levels might increase the risk of a cancer reoccurrence.”
But all hope is not lost for Doherty when it comes to her and husband, Kurt Iswarienko, expanding their family.
“We’re having conversations about an egg donor, maybe adoption,” she added. “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.”
As they are now, the actress’ days are filled with happy times.
“It’s the little things that are making me laugh,” she said. “The expressions on my dog’s face. My husband playing air guitar as we walk down the street. It’s all those little moments, the ones that make me smile and feel very joyful that I’m still here to enjoy them.”
Contributing: Erin Jensen
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