Shannen Doherty’s breast cancer is in remission

Actress Shannen Doherty announced that her cancer is in remission.

The 46-year-old actress took to Instagram to share the news saying it was good news, but that the next 5 years were crucial because of a possible reoccurrence.

Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and has documented her battle on Instagram since.

The actress made the announcement on her Instagram page Saturday:

Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting. As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait. In the meantime, decisions. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I am blessed, I know that. But for now…. remission. I’m going to just breathe. #cancerslayer