Shannen Doherty has continued to candidly share moments from her breast cancer journey on social media, this time revealing her favourite thing to do the day after receiving chemotherapy is go to dance class.
The former 90210 actor had a booty-shaking session with celebrity trainer Jäm Malibu on Friday.
“After chemo day. I believe that just moving helps so much in the healing process,” Doherty wrote on Instagram.
“It’s not always easy and sometimes I can’t do it the next day but I try to make an effort to get the blood flowing and the toxins out of my body thru [sic] working out.” After chemo day. I believe that just moving helps so much in the healing process. It’s not always easy and sometimes I can’t do it the next day but I try to make an effort to get the blood flowing and the toxins out of my body thru working out. Some days are easy workouts and other days I push it but the key is to MOVE!!! This is for any illness. Obviously check with your doctor. The road to recovery is paved with all sorts of different material. #beastmode #fightlikeagirl #warriorA video posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:33pm PDT Let me tell ya…. shaking your booty is hard work with my Neda who’s been helping me move and get toxins out. Yes I was tired, yes I wanted to be in bed but I went and moved and felt way better. Any exercise during illness is good. We can do it!!! #beastmode with @jammalibu #fightlikeagirl #warriorA video posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:30pm PDT
Malibu shared the video to her own Instagram account, writing that she was “beyond proud” of Doherty.
In a later post, Doherty showed herself having some downtime with her mother, Rosa. And sometimes you just want to collapse on the couch and watch tv with your mom. I love you mom. @themamarosa #fightlikeagirlA photo posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:47pm PDT
The posts came a day after Doherty shared video footage of her undergoing treatment to her Instagram account.
“Chemo day. I’m lucky to have such a great team!” Doherty captioned the video, which has been viewed over 500,000 times and was flooded with supportive comments from her fans. Chemo day. I’m lucky to have such a great team!!! Dawn has been taking care of me from pretty much the start along with Dr Piro, Joyce, Rosie, Kathy and everyone else at the clinic. I don’t enjoy chemo day or needle like things in my chest or my port but, at least with this crew it’s not so bad. Make sure you connect not only with your oncologist but also with the person administering your chemo. Thank you to The Angeles Clinic.A video posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Oct 5, 2016 at 11:21am PDT
Doherty revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2015.
The actress was forced to disclose her diagnosis after TMZ reported she was suing her former manager for cutting off her health insurance, which resulted in her failing to attend regular doctors’ check ups during the time at which the cancer could have been discovered.
Since her diagnosis, Doherty has been open in sharing her journey via her social media channels.
In July, she documented the act of shaving her head in a series of poignant, black and white pictures posted on Instagram.