Back in August 2015, Shannen Doherty publicly shared that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through the process, she openly updated people about her continuous battle on Instagram and even shared six images depicting herself shaving off her hair last year.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Shannen shared an emotional chemotherapy photo with an incredibly honest explanation on Instagram.
“Breast Cancer Awareness month. This image is so personal to me. I had started chemo. Was using a cold cap in hope to not lose my hair. End result was clumps in my hands. I was sick, felt like I was losing myself. Gained people and lost people. Got weak and got strong. Felt ugly and yet more beautiful inside than I had ever felt before. I remember this like it was yesterday, like it was a minute ago. Cancer has so many phases. Shock, denial, acceptance, anger, resentment, rebellion, fear, appreciation, beauty. Remission. Even then, the phases keep coming. Cancer is with you forever. Those who have experienced it know that even after you’ve kicked it’s ass, it still impacts you, in good ways and bad. You still go thru the roller coaster of emotions. You still need support and love. And you can still grasp life and live, live live. #cancer #cancerslayer”
“I felt like I was losing myself.”
It takes unbelievable courage to not only fight cancer but also be open enough to share personal experiences from it. The former 90210 star is currently in remission and an absolute warrior for fighting the fight.