Shannen Doherty on cancer radiation therapy: 'I hate it'

  • 29/11/2016
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Actress Shannen Doherty has documented her first day of radiation treatment for breast cancer, saying she's "still fighting like a girl".

The Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed star posted a photo on Instagram and captioned it with an emotional message about her experience.

"First day of radiation treatment. I look like I'm about to make a run for it which is accurate," she said.

"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 #stillfightiglikeagirl."

Doherty, 45, revealed her breast cancer diagnosis in court documents while taking legal action against her business manager Steven Blatt in mid-2015, for allegedly neglecting to pay her medical insurance.

The lawsuit was settled in August 2016.

In a recent interview, Doherty said cancer "is not pleasant but it can bring out the best".

"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," she said.

Doherty has posted several photos and messages on her Instagram account tracking her battle against cancer.