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Hollywood star shares inspiring message to fellow cancer sufferers: 'Stay strong, stay positive'

She's been sharing her cancer journey with her followers.

She’s vowed to be completely open throughout her cancer battle, and Shannen Doherty is certainly sticking to her word.

The former 90210 actress has been sharing pictures and videos to give an insight into the realities of her illness, including shots of her receiving treatment in hospital.

Shannen has been inspiring fans with her positive attitude throughout her cancer treatment.
Shannen has been inspiring fans with her positive attitude throughout her cancer treatment.

In a shot posted to her Instagram account, Shannen lies curled up on a hospital bed, a sick bag by her side.

Alongside the shot is the caption: "#fbf to a very short bit ago. Day after #chemoday isn't always so great. Sometimes one isn't able to dance, or eat or even to think about the next day. Sometimes it just feels like you aren't going to make it. That passes."

"Sometimes the next day or 2 days later or 6 but it passes and movement is possible. Hope is possible. Possibility is possible," she continued. "To my cancer family and everyone suffering.... stay courageous. Stay strong. Stay positive. #wegotthis. #fightlikeagirl."

The snap comes after the former Charmed actress posted an honest video about how she was feeling after undergoing chemo.

“Hey guys! So it’s the day after chemo as you can see,” she tells the camera, before adding, “I’m not feeling too great. I’m really tired, I was nauseous last night and achy."

“I would prefer to be laying in bed right now and doing nothing, but guess where I’m heading? I’m gonna go work out," the defiant 45-year-old explained.

Shannen discovered she had breast cancer in March 2015. Since then, it has spread to her lymphatic system.

Throughout her battle, she has been supported by her husband Kurt Iswarienko, with whom she celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary in Mexico last week.