Most celebs don’t shy away from the spotlight after being diagnosed with cancer, but few are as public and open about their experience as Shannen Doherty. The 90201 and Charmed star has chronicled her treatment for breast cancer (which later spread to her lymphatic system) on Instagram since last year.
Her posts give a (super-famous) face to the everyday realities of fighting cancer, something that is so often an isolating experience. She’s opened up to fans about everything from getting a mastectomy to feeling scared before radiation. And judging from the hundreds of comments, her candor has struck a chord with people who are cancer survivors and those that are in the midst of treatment as well.
Here are some of her recent posts, but it’s also worth scrolling back in her feed for more. Keep fighting, Shannen!