Shannen Doherty made the decision to share her fight against breast cancer with the world, and although her health is uncertain, her spirit remains as strong and determined as ever.
Last week, Doherty revealed during an interview with Entertainment Tonight that her diagnosis was grim, as she explained that her breast cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and during one of her surgeries doctors discovered that some of the cancer cells may have migrated out of the lymph nodes, "So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I'll do radiation," she explained.
She added that the unknown is the scariest part, but that hasn't stopped her from remaining positive — she recently took to social media to share an inspiring message, along with a photo of her bald head — and Doherty's attitude and strength is something her friend Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram to applaud her for.
She was fierce, she was strong, she wasn't simple. She was crazy and sometimes she barely slept. She always had something to say. She had flaws and that was ok. And when she was down, she got right back up. She was a beast in her own way, but one idea described her best. She was unstoppable and she took anything she wanted with a smile. R.M. Drake. #cancersucks #warrior #fightlikeagirl
On Monday, Gellar shared a photo of herself and Doherty, which she captioned with a thoughtful (and tear-jerking) message about her friend's cancer battle. She wrote, "My #mondaymuse (and really every day #muse) is my brave friend @theshando."
Gellar continued to gush not only about Doherty's strength, but also the incredible person and friend she's proven to be over the years, writing, "I've always said she is one of the most loyal friends I've ever known, and now while she is facing the toughest journey of her life, she is sharing it with friends she has never met in the hopes of helping other people who are going through the same struggle. That's a true friend #FuckCancer."
My #mondaymuse (and really every day #muse) is my brave friend @theshando. I've always said she is one of the most loyal friends I've ever known, and now while she is facing the toughest journey of her life, she is sharing it with friends she has never met in the hopes of helping other people who are going through the same struggle. That's a true friend #FuckCancer
Fans agree with Gellar's thoughts, and the reaction to the post has been overwhelmingly positive.
"I'm going through the same thing at the moment @theshando & @sarahmgellar ... Thank you for being a public face for us all, lots of love and strength to you xxx," cynthiamurphy100 commented.
"Best friends are great in our times of need be positive and take care," johntapp2 wrote, and thematthewbobby agreed, writing, "Breaks my heart to see Shannen like this. But delighted to see that you two are such good friends. Thanks for having such a big [heart] @sarahmgellar."
We're sending you good vibes, Shannen Doherty, but we're glad to know you have people who care so much about you and who are fighting with you in your corner.
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