Shannen Doherty shares powerful photo for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Learn about the illness and treatment

Learn about the illness and treatment

The Owls volleyball team has been dedicating games to Dig Pink for quite some time now but it's Dr. Katheryn Evers, radiologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, who has seen events like this really get the point across. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Doherty posted an emotional photo on Thursday that captured the moment she began to lose her hair. "I had started chemo".

"I was sick, felt like I was losing myself".

The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed" star, who bravely battled the disease for almost two years before announcing she was in remission last April, shared a candid throwback photo of herself tearfully holding clumps of her own dark hair. Gained people and lost people. "Felt ugly and yet more lovely inside than I had ever felt before", she wrote. It was only in adulthood that Sullivan found out from her mother the details she didn't know about as a child: the 10 rounds of chemotherapy, the stage 3 breast cancer's progression to her mother's lymph nodes, the radiation treatments or the partial mastectomy that resulted in far more tissue being removed than anticipated.

The CDC also indicates that, in 2014, 236,968 women and 2,141 men in the USA were diagnosed with breast cancer while 41,211 women and 465 men in the in the US died from breast cancer.

Improvements in medicine since 1989 have reduced deaths caused by breast cancer by 38 percent. "Remission. Even then, the phases keep coming", she wrote.

"You still go thru the roller coaster of emotions". You still need support and love. "And you can still grasp life and live, live, live".