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Shannen Doherty Shares Inspirational Chemo Truth Bomb

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author image Laura Hertzfeld
Laura Hertzfeld has reported on entertainment, business, and lifestyle topics at a variety of outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Tablet, and NPR.  She holds a degree in history from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Shannen Doherty Shares Inspirational Chemo Truth Bomb
Shannen Doherty has been sharing her breast cancer treatment journey on Instagram. Photo Credit Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

“Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty continues to inspire us with her posts following her breast cancer treatment.

Some of them are joyful, including photos with celebrity friends like Chelsea Handler supporting her and a recent dance workout. Some of them are bittersweet like shaving her head with family surrounding her. And some of them are gritty and painful.

Her post this week was the latter — dropping a serious truth bomb about what the day after chemo feels like.

Her full caption reads:

fbf to a very short bit ago. Day after #chemoday isn’t always so great. Sometimes one isn’t able to dance, or eat or even to think about the next day. Sometimes it just feels like you aren’t going to make it. That passes. Sometimes the next day or 2 days later or 6 but it passes and movement is possible. Hope is possible. Possibility is possible. To my cancer family and everyone suffering.... stay courageous. Stay strong. Stay positive. #wegotthis. #fightlikeagirl

The actress underwent a single mastectomy in May and told ET at the time: “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 has since been undergoing chemo, which she told ET will be followed by radiation.

We’re all rooting for you, Shannen!

What Do YOU Think?

Have you or someone you loved undergone chemo and radiation? What were the most helpful things that got you through the experience? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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