Shannen Doherty is facing the biggest challenge of her life.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with breast cancer several months and has been keeping fans apprised of her progress.

Shannen Doherty on Entertainment Tonight

Sadly, it isn’t going very well.

Earlier this week, for example, Doherty shared the tragic news that the cancer has spread.

Now, in an Instagram post written on Thursday, Doherty has gone into detail about the horrors of undergoing chemotherapy.

It’s unfortunately a feeling and an experience to which millions can relate.

“Each person’s cancer journey is different. For me, chemo has been terrible and believe me, we have tried almost everything,” the 45-year old wrote alongside a photo of herself in bed alongside her beloved dog Bowie.

She added:

“So days like this have become a bit of the norm. I’m learning that it’s ok to fall into bed and give in to the exhaustion or nausea or aches.”

Thank goodness she has a four-legged friend she can lean on at least.

Shannen Doherty, Dog

After thanking her 422,000 followers for their ongoing support throughout this health battle, Doherty gave a mention to her precious pooch for remaining by her side as she battles to beat this illness.

“Btw, it doesn’t hurt to have #msbowie comfort me. So back to my nap,” she wrote.

“Thank you for your prayers, well wishes and stories. They help so much.”

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, Doherty said she thinks her canine was the first to sense that she had cancer.

Dogs really have been known to have this ability.

“She would obsessively sniff right here on my right side for a long time before,” Doherty shared. “So it made sense when I got diagnosed.

Shannen Doherty Shaved Head Pic

The actress discovered she had breast cancer in February 2015.

She shaved her head just a couple weeks ago.

After her eight rounds of chemotherapy are complete, Doherty is planning to start radiation treatments.

It’s difficult, but Doherty is trying to stay positive.

“[My husband and I] were at this Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, and I looked at him and I said, ‘You better enjoy every single second that you have with me … ’cause I’m going to be dead in five years,'” she told ET.

“He burst out crying and was like, ‘You can’t say that.'”

“That phase was short, thank God. That was a short, short phase that I think my family and friends got me through.”

Shannen Doherty Cancer Squad Pic

We send our love and best wishes to Shannen Doherty.

We can’t fathom what she is going through, but we know other celebrities have beaten cancer.

To wit:

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