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Shannen Doherty Gives a Cancer Update, ‘Kool & the Gang’ Member Dies From Cancer and More

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As Shannen Doherty revealed her cancer diagnoses and upcoming podcast and a woman with breast cancer completed her bucket list, here is what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

Actress Shannen Doherty discussed breast cancer, which has spread to her bones.

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Shannen Doherty gave an update on her cancer.

“Beverly Hills,” “90210” and “Charmed” actress, Shannen Doherty, 52, discussed her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis last week, according to PEOPLE.

“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,” she told PEOPLE. "I’m just not — I’m not done.”

Doherty’s upcoming podcast, “Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty,” will discuss her eight-year cancer experience, past relationships and wellness routines.

“When you ask yourself, ‘Why me? Why did I get cancer?’ and then ‘Why did my cancer come back? Why am I stage 4?,’ that leads you to look for the bigger purpose in life,” she said, according to PEOPLE.

After being first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she underwent chemotherapy and radiation, following remission in 2017. In 2019, the cancer had returned.

“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 says. “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,” Doherty said.

George Brown of “Kool & the Gang” died from cancer.

Co-founder, drummer and songwriter of “Kool & the Gang,” George Brown, died from lung cancer at the age of 74.

"We lost our beloved husband and father, ‘Kool & The Gang’ founding member George Brown last night. He passed away peacefully at Long Beach Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. His incredible talent and presence will be greatly missed and never forgotten,” said a band representative to Entertainment Weekly this past Friday.

Earlier this year, Brown was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, forcing him to retire from “Kool & the Gang” after almost 60 years The band has made a name for themselves, selling millions of records and winning two Grammys.

Brown is also known for writing many of the band’s hits, such as “Celebration,” “Ladies Night,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Get Down on It” and “Too Hot.”

Brown was also honored by his fellow bandmates, as they wrote on social media, “In loving memory of our dear brother, co-founder and the funkiest drummer the world has ever seen. His beautiful soul is now at rest. We love you, George. Thank you for giving us the sound of happiness."

Brown’s memoir, “Too Hot: Kool & the Gang & Me,” was released earlier this year.

A woman with breast cancer crossed every item off of her bucket list.

Michelle Eral, a woman with breast cancer, created a bucket list to complete with her husband after receiving her diagnosis.

Eral, 55, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, but she didn’t let that hold her back.

“It would have been really easy to lose hope and lose faith, but then what happened was I just changed what I was dreaming about,” stated Eral in a video posted by ABC News.

With the help of family and friends, Eral and her husband were able to check off every item. These activities included skydiving, seeing a Broadway show, going to Hawaii, taking a hot air balloon ride and getting baptized again.

Eral and her husband are giving back to “The American Cancer Society”, raising over 12 thousand dollars, also giving goodies to the staff to show their appreciation.

“It helps to have those random acts of kindness,” stated Eral’s husband, Joe.

The Philadelphia Flyers signed a patient with cancer to the team with one-day contract.

Nine-year old patient with cancer, Owen Micciche, was signed to the Philadelphia Flyers under a one-day contract this past Tuesday.

Micciche was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor when he was six-months old. He was honored on “Hockey Fights Cancer Night,” dedicated to individuals with cancer.

Micciche’s role was to state the Flyers lineup and hang out on the bench with coach, John Tortorella.

“We added a new enforcer to the club. Nine-year-old Owen Micciche, the ultimate fighter on our roster, is rooting on the orange and black from the bench tonight,” the team posted on their Instagram page.

Micciche will be receiving more treatment within the next year for tumors on his spine, according to 6ABC.

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