Doherty revealed her diagnosis in August 2015
Shannen Doherty is setting the record straight on some “cancer truths.”
The Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, who is battling breast cancer, detailed an unfortunate moment that occurred Thursday in the hospital after she had received another round of radiation.
While in the elevator with her husband, Doherty, 45, claims that a woman who was close by “lunged away” after hearing that the actress had just received treatment.
“Driving home from radiation with my love @kurtiswarienko Today, we were in an elevator and I was asked how I was feeling. I responded by saying that I had just gotten a radiation treatment so therefore very tired. The random girl on the elevator with us physically lunged away as far as she could. She then proceeded to look horrified for the next 3 floors,” Doherty writes in the Instagram post, which accompanies a photo of herself and her photographer-husband Kurt Iswarienko sitting in the car.
She continued: “Just a heads up…. 1. You can’t catch it 2. The radiation won’t leak out of me and go into you. Hope that helps. #cancertruths from the #cancerslayer.”
In August 2015, Doherty exclusively revealed to PEOPLE that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment,” the actress said in a statement to PEOPLE. “I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life,” she continued. “I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”
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In the year-and-a-half since she revealed her diagnosis, the actress has been actively sharing her journey on social media, including shaving her head, her first day of radiation, and going to her appointments with her mother by her side.
Recently, Doherty praised members of her medical team for their support and encouraged followers who are fighting similar battles, “Never be too timid to speak up and ask for what you need to get thru the process. None of this is easy but a great team can make it more pleasant.”