It's been nearly two years since fans learned that former Charmed actor Shannen Doherty had breast cancer. The news was both sad and surprising to fans, but in a recent Instagram, Doherty revealed that she's now in remission, and her touching message will totally inspire you.
After her diagnosis was revealed in court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Doherty herself then confirmed the news, and went on to share many of the heartbreaking moments in her treatment with followers online, including the emotional photos of the star cutting her hair with friends and family by her side. By using her platform to openly discuss her battle with breast cancer, Doherty has been justifiably praised for her courage and bravery.
On Friday, April 28, Doherty shared a photo sitting on the floor with her face obscured by a hat, along with a caption explaining that her cancer was in remission. She wrote,
Checkout the photo below.
She went on to explain that she's facing various choices on how to move forward. "In the meantime, decisions," she continued. "Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I am blessed, I know that. But for now.... remission. I'm going to just breathe." She ended her caption with an epic "cancerslayer" hashtag. It's no secret that she's friends with former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star, Sarah Michelle Gellar herself.
Whatever decisions Doherty makes as she moves forward with her recovery, one thing is for sure — this is definitely an occasion for celebration. As someone who has lost family members to cancer, I'm ecstatic to hear that Doherty's cancer is in remission, and I'm continually in awe of her bravery.