“I don’t think that I’ve processed it,” she told ABC News at the time, noting she’d been battling it privately for a year. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways. Oh, I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ And then I go, ‘Well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this?’ None of us do.”
Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and shared two years later that she had gone into remission. And as she continues her latest fight against cancer, she hopes that she will be able to help others by sharing her experience.
“For breast cancer awareness month, I’d like to share more of my own personal journey from my first diagnosis to my second,” the Charmed star wrote in a 2021 Instagram post. “Is it all pretty? NO but it’s truthful and my hope in sharing is that we all become more educated, more familiar with what cancer looks like. I hope I encourage people to get mammograms, to get regular checkups, to cut thru the fear and face whatever might be in front of you.”