‘I don’t want to die.’ Shannen Doherty has shared a cancer update.

“[He] hugged me and said, ‘We are going to get through this. You are going to be OK. We are going to get through this, you’re strong and you’re powerful and you’re not going anywhere,'” she told ET.  “‘You have so much to do in your life. We are going to get through it as a family.'”

With the time she has left, Doherty is raising awareness and funds for cancer research. She also hopes to get into clinical trials as new treatments continue to develop, but she’s most driven by her desire to continue working. 

“People just assume that it means you can’t walk, you can’t eat, you can’t work. They put you out to pasture at a very early age — ‘You’re done, you’re retired,’ and we’re not,” she told PEOPLE earlier this week. “We’re vibrant, and we have such a different outlook on life. We are people who want to work and embrace life and keep moving forward.”

Her legacy and what she will leave behind isn’t at all what she’s focussing on either. Instead, she’s choosing to live in the moment.

“My greatest memory is yet to come,” she continued. “I pray. I wake up and go to bed thanking God, praying for the things that matter to me without asking for too much. It connects me to a higher power and spirituality. My faith is my mantra.'”

This story was originally republished on June 8, 2023 and has since been updated with new information. 

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