Shannen Doherty feels ''overwhelmed'' with ''gratefulness and humility'' after coming out the other side of her cancer battle.

The 47-year-old actress announced in April 2017 that her breast cancer was in remission, and has now said the struggle has made her an even better actress because she's ''so in touch'' with her emotions.

Speaking through tears, she said: ''It's the best time in the world for me to be an actor because I'm so in touch with every single emotion. It's maybe a little bit of fear, but it's also this overwhelming feeling of gratefulness and just humility. And I think the humility really is what knocks you on your feet the most and brings forth those tears. It's also the fear that anybody else is going to go through it.''

The former 'Charmed' star was first diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent several rounds of chemotherapy as well as a single mastectomy.

Now her cancer is in remission, she says she has a new outlook on life.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', she said: ''I hate to be the person who goes, 'Oh my God, the sky is so blue all of the sudden.' But you really start noticing a lot more things around you, and appreciating everything.''

Shannen announced earlier this year she needed to undergo further surgery, and ended up spending Mother's Day (13.05.18) in hospital recovering from the procedure.

The former 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star shared a picture on her Instagram account of herself lying on a bed at a medical facility with her mother Rosa Doherty hugging her, and wrote: ''Happy Mother's Day mom. I only bring you to the best places.....hospital food..yum. I love you. Thank you for always being there. I'd write more but pain pills are kicking in. @themamarosa #reconstruction (sic)''