The Heathersactress learned her cancer returned after she started “feeling some very odd aches.” It prompted her to call her oncologist, who urged her to come in for a check.
“In the back of your head, you are always expecting that this is gonna happen,” Doherty said. “But I definitely also, in another way, also convinced myself that I had beaten it. I was the true warrior, I was the true survivor.”
As far as keeping with her history of being open on social media about how she’s handling the day-to-day parts of battling cancer, the star said, “I don’t know. I don’t post a lot anymore, and I also don’t want to be a bummer.”
“And yes, I want to positive, and yes, I want to be a beacon light for other people — or at least somebody that people can relate to and have an honest conversation and talk about how hard it is. I do want to be raw and honest about it,” she added.
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In the interview that aired Tuesday, where Doherty first told Robach that her cancer had returned, the actress said, “I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”
“I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ ” the Charmed alum said of the development in her health. “And then I go, ‘Well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this?’ None of us do.”