Shannen Doherty is taking the next steps in her breast cancer battle.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 album documented her first day of radiation today on Instagram and opened up to her fans and followers about her mentality going into the doctor’s office today.
“First day of radiation treatment. I look like I’m about to make a run for it which is accurate.”
She continued, “Radiation is frightening to me. Something about not being able to see this laser, see the treatment and having this machine moving around you just scares me. I’m sure I’ll get used to it but right now…I hate it. #radiation #radiationmondaysucks #stillfightinglikeagirl.”
First day of radiation treatment. I look like I'm about to make a run for it which is accurate. Radiation is frightening to me. Something about not being able to see the laser, see the treatment and having this machine moving around you just scares me. I'm sure I'll get used to it but right now…. I hate it. #radiation #radiationmondaysucks #stillfightinglikeagirl
During a candid, emotional interview late last month, the actress spoke from the heart about how she and her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, have been handling her diagnosis and treatment plan.
“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. 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 added, “Cancer is not pleasant but it can bring out the best in relationships or the worse. Thankfully, it has made our marriage stronger.”
Ct scan to do mapping for radiation plan. This scared me so much. Not sure why. Was supposed to get it with contrast but the minute they started looking at which vein to use I started crying. Full panic attack. Sometimes, you just get sick of being poked. And that's ok. I cried. I felt sorry for myself for a minute. Then stopped and reminded myself of how lucky I am. Thank God my new radiation oncologist decided to try without contrast so I would calm down. So…. one panic attack down and mapping done!! Now to actually start radiation… #cancerslayer #warrior #fightlikeagirl #blessed
Doherty revealed in court documents that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2015 while suing her business manager for neglecting to pay her medical insurance.