Shannen Doherty Shares Deeply Personal Breast Cancer Awareness Photo
Shannen Doherty has been vocal about her journey with breast cancer, from her August 2015 diagnosis to her April 28, 2017, remission announcement.
Today, she shared a deeply personal look into her life during chemotherapy in honor of 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,” she began. “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 its 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”
Doherty’s raw emotional image comes just two months after she debuted her chic remission haircut.
We couldn’t be more humbled by her courage and openness.