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Shannen Doherty’s radiation team made her feel more in control

Shannen Doherty has praised her radiation team for making her feel less "out of control"

The 45-year-old actress – who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015 and has almost finished chemotherapy but has recently started having radiotherapy – has revealed the medical team are helping her feel more at ease with the treatment because they make a “concerted effort” to talk her through the entire process.

Alongside a picture of the former ‘Charmed’ star with two specialists, which she has shared on her Instagram account, she wrote: “Another day of radiation. Meet Anna and Vince, 2 members of my radiation team. They make a concerted effort to talk to me and show me what’s going on in this process so I don’t feel so out of control in it.(sic).”

Although Shannen has hinted she doesn’t enjoy the process, she has urged other cancer patients to “never” be “too timid” when you are concerned because doctors can make the battle “more pleasant”.

She continued: “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. #cancerslayer #fightlikeagirl #warrior #communicationiskey (sic).”

The television personality – who married her third husband Kurt Iswarienko in 2011 – has revealed sometimes she is “too grumpy” to talk to anyone.

Shannen posted a photo of Grumpy from ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs’ to her social media, which reads: “I am so grumpy I am not even talking to myself!”

And she captioned the post: “Yep. This says it all. #cancercanreallysucksometimes (sic).”

Although Shannen has revealed she is feeling slightly more at ease with radiotherapy, she has revealed her first radiotherapy session last month was “frightening” and made her want to run away.

Speaking previously, she said: “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 (sic).”

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