"It's not always easy." 


Shannen Doherty is fighting a difficult battle with stage 4 cancer, but she isn't letting it get her down.

On Sunday (March 1), the actress took to social media to open up about how she's been approaching her most recent diagnosis – by "embracing every day" in addition to making sure self-care is a number one priority.

"After a year of dealing with cancer coming back and other stresses, I’m back at it," Doherty captioned a series of photos of herself posing with friends. "Taking care of myself and embracing every day. It’s not always easy. I have days I’m depressed or just plain lazy. But I push thru with the help of friends."

She thanked pal Anne Marie Kortright for being "relentless" with getting her to hike and teaching her new ways to cook that "feeds her soul as well as her tummy."

"She along with @cheforen @maliburadkitchen have made cooking healthy fun and sustainable," Doherty said of her friends' efforts to keep her getting out of her house and

"It’s been a productive great week," Doherty said. "I feel better. My skin is alive and so am I."

Earlier in February, Doherty revealed to the world via Good Morning America that her breast cancer, which had previously been thought to have been in remission.

"It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I’m stage 4," Doherty said at the time. "So my cancer came back, and that’s why I’m here," she revealed. "I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways."

Previously, Doherty thanked her fans for sending her "love, prayers, and support" while she had been "struggling" through the "odd time" she had

"To say I have stress is an understatement. To say that I’m struggling is mild," she said at the time.

"But...I believe that I will find my footing," she eventually said. "I’ll dig deep for the inner strength I need to face it all. I pray I do it all with dignity and grace. I have so much to say. So much to share. I will. For now…please know how much you all help lift me."