Shannen Doherty has been sharing about her experience living as a cancer survivor, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
First diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, the Beverly Hills 90210 star is opening up about the emotional battle she endured when she lost her hair during chemotherapy treatments in her latest Instagram post on Saturday.
'When I started chemotherapy, I tried a cold cap in hopes of saving my hair. While it works for many and is amazing, it didn't work for me,' Doherty began in the caption of two emotional photos that show her breaking down in tears.
Cancer survivor: Shannen Doherty, 50, shared two photos taken after her first breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; she is seen in a photo posted on her Instagram page on August 26
The 50-year-old actress went on to share that her 'hair was falling out in clumps' when she washed it.
'I had bald spots and it became increasingly harder to cover those up. I finally made a decision to shave what was left of my hair,' she explained.
'It was a battle on its own. I loved my hair. It had defined me to a certain extent and provided me with a security blanket of sorts.'
She ended the post by adding, 'I'm sharing with you the day the decision was made to shave my head. #breastcancerawareness'
Heartbreaking: The Beverly Hills 90210 alum detailed her battle to keep her hair during chemotherapy treatments in 2016
Her story: The actress revealed she made the decision to shave her head when clumps of hair