The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum gets candid about her battle with breast cancer in a new interview Chelsea Handler.
Doherty sat down with the comedienne for her talk show on Netflix, "Cheslea," where the actress' story even brought Handler to tears.
"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," Shannen tells Chelsea in the clip. "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. I realize 'Wow, I really thought that I was so brave and so gracious this entire time and really I was just hiding.'"
Handler knows the severity of breast cancer all too well, losing her mother in 2006 to the disease.
"Don't cry!" Doherty says to a visibly emotional Chelsea.
"This was very hard and not humbling – because I've already been humbled by cancer," the "Charmed" star says. "It was hard in the sense of rethinking sort of who you are and how you come to terms with who are now and accepting it and looking at your husband and thinking like, 'Dude, I'm so sorry.'"
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The 45-year-old actress has been extremely open about her breast cancer fight, documenting every major moment on social media.
"I've been given a really interesting opportunity and one that in a way, I kind of feel blessed," Shannen revealed to Entertainment Tonight. "Cancer has, in a strange way, done some amazing things for me. It's allowed me to be more me, like much more in touch with who I am, and much more vulnerable and the person that I always was, but I think it got hidden behind a lot of other stuff."
In September, Shannen's doctor said she's just about done with chemotherapy. "Shannen is doing amazing," her health practitioner Dr. Lawrence Piro said. "We have just a few more weeks of treatment, and then we'll be nearly finished with the chemotherapy."