Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar shared some personal thoughts on fellow actress Shannen Doherty — who is currently battling breast cancer — on Instagram yesterday, accompanied by a photograph of the two friends standing together.
Gellar's post, which was part of the app's trending #MondayMuse hashtag, comes in the wake of Doherty's revealing series of Instagram pics that show the Beverly Hills, 90210 star shaving her head as she prepared herself for cancer treatment.
The captioned picture reads, in part:
"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."
Earlier this month, Doherty revealed to ETOnline that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, and that the next course of treatment would involve both radiation and chemotherapy.
Doherty, who revealed that she underwent a mastectomy in May, told ETOnline that "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."
For more information on breast cancer, including recommendations for prevention and diagnosis, please visit the American Cancer Society.
(H/T: E! Online)