03/19/2014 05:02 pm ET Updated Mar 19, 2014

Brittany Daniel Reveals Battle With Cancer


It's been nearly three years since former "Sweet Valley High" star Brittany Daniel learned that she had stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and now she's ready to share her struggle with cancer with the world.

In an interview with People magazine, the 38-year-old opens up for the first time about her diagnosis, and how she she's spent the last few years fighting the aggressive cancer that targets white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Daniel discovered she was suffering from the disease after excruciating back pain, night sweats and flu-like symptoms led her to visit a doctor. After receiving the diagnosis, "The Game" star began chemotherapy almost immediately, and moved with her mother into her twin sister Cynthia's guest house for the duration of her recovery.

"There is no way I would have ever gotten through this without my family," Daniel told the magazine. "My family is everything to me and I feel like they saw me through this."

Today, Daniel reveals she is cancer-free and decided it was time to share her story to help others who are also battling the disease.

Fore more on Daniel's battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, pick up a copy of People magazine on sale March 21.



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