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Stephanie Hallett
August 09, 2016 11:46 am

When you’re fighting your way through life’s toughest challenges, having good friends by your side can make all the difference. That’s why Sarah Michelle Gellar’s recent tribute to her dear friend Shannen Doherty, who is battling cancer, touched us so deeply.

In an Instagram post this week, Gellar wrote,

“My #mondaymuse (and really every day #muse) is my brave friend @theshando. I’ve always said she is one of the most loyal friends I’ve ever known, and now while she is facing the toughest journey of her life, she is sharing it with friends she has never met in the hopes of helping other people who are going through the same struggle. That’s a true friend #FuckCancer”

Gellar and Doherty have been friends for years, supporting each other at weddings, baby showers and everything in between.

The former Charmed star first revealed that she had breast cancer in 2015, and she has since shared much of her cancer journey on social media. Last week she told Entertainment Tonight that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.

“I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes,” she said. “So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”

“Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”

We’re thinking of you, Shannen, and wishing for a speedy recovery.

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