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Brave Shannen Doherty shares touching photo during second radiation treatment: 'None of this is easy'

Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Shannen Doherty has praised her medical team for all their help throughout her cancer treatment. Taking to her social media sites on Thursday, the 45-year-old shared a picture from her second radiation treatment where she thanked the staff for their continued support through this "difficult" time.

"Another day of radiation," she wrote in her lengthy post. "Meet Anna and Vince, 2 members of my radiation team. They make a concerted effort to talk to me and show me what's going on in this process so I don't feel so out of control in it. Never be too timid to speak up and ask for what you need to get thru the process. None of this is easy but a great team can make it more pleasant. #cancerslayer #fightlikeagirl #warrior #communicationiskey."


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The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and she has since been documenting her fight against the disease on social media. She has previously undergone a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Shannen - who is married to film producer Kurt Iswarienko – recently opened up about how she is coping with her illness.

"I think what's beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you, and tears you down and builds you," she told Chelsea Handler on Netflix's Chelsea. "It remakes you so many different times. The person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six months ago is now somebody completely different." The 45-year-old continued: "Cancer is not pleasant but it can bring out the best in relationships or the worse. Thankfully, it has made our marriage stronger."

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Shannen Doherty has been documenting her fight against cancer with her fans

Earlier this month, Shannen was honoured at the American Concert Society's annual gala in Los Angeles where she confessed her breast cancer diagnosis has actually changed her life "for the better". She told Press Association: "I'm feeling ridiculously lucky and very blessed. Cancer has changed my life for the better. It's made me a better human being. It stripped away all of the walls and barriers."