Shannen Doherty Say Her Dog Detected Her Breast Cancer Before She Was Diagnosed

Dogs are great. Before she was officially diagnosed with breast cancer, Shannen Doherty says that her dog Bowie sniffed it on her.

Of course when you name your dog after David Bowie, you know it’s gonna be a magic dog.

From People:

“She would obsessively sniff right here on my right side for a long time before,” Doherty says in a preview of Tuesday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight. “So, it made sense when I got diagnosed.”

That’s amazing. And also terrible for Shannen Doherty. Listen to your dogs, people. They just want to help. Doherty told People last August that she had been battling breast cancer since spring 2015.

“I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes,” Doherty said during the ET interview. “So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”

She says that since undergoing treatment Bowie has become incredibly protective of her.

“When I got back from surgery, [Bowie] again was kind of right in this area,” she says, gesturing towards her right side. “Then when I had my first chemo, she would sniff my entire body up and down. And she was always protective before, but she has become this crazy, protective dog. It’s hard to get close to me when she’s around.”

Shannen Doherty continues to fight against breast cancer.

Notify of

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
7 years ago

All that smoking looks awful in hindsight.

Capt Cornhole
Capt Cornhole
7 years ago

bitch spilled gravy on her tits and thinks her dog smelled cancer. What does it mean when her dog jams its snoot in her cooter? She slathered that mess with peanut butter.