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Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Learning to Love Her Body Post-Breast Cancer

Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Learning to Love Her Body Post-Breast Cancer

Shannen Doherty is getting candid about life after surviving breast cancer.

The 48-year-old BH9010 actress, who completed her cancer treatment in 2017 and underwent reconstruction in 2018, opened up about the process of loving her body again in an interview with People.

“I don’t think you’re ever on the other side [of cancer]. I don’t think about the fact that I’m in remission. I look at it like I’m lucky to be alive every minute, every second of the day,” she said.

“I really took good care of myself, and I came out of it in as good of condition I think somebody [in my situation] could be in. But the funny thing with cancer is that once you’re no longer on chemo or radiation, people think you’re fine, that you bounce back. But what they don’t realize is that your body has been through something so incredibly difficult that your body never fully bounces back.”

“I’m exhausted. And I’m really terrible with self-care. When I‘m at work, I have a tunnel vision mentality,” she said of filming BH90210.

“I’m trying to figure out how to accept who I am now. I’m never going to be the size I used to be. Some of my meds that I’m on keep zapping the collagen out of me, so I’m never going to have a wrinkle-free face. I’m critical of myself. But there are some things you can’t fight…I’m trying to be kinder to myself. And I try to live each day as an amazing, precious gift that I’ve been given.”

For more from Shannen, head to People.com.

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