Woman Shares Her Journey From Fitness Competitor to Cancer Fighter: 'I'm Learning to Love Myself Again'

She said documenting her battle has helped her find beauty in pain.

— -- Cheyann Shaw, 23, has been documenting her journey from bikini fitness competitor to cancer fighter on social media to help raise awareness about the disease and to inspire others facing their own difficult battles.

The photo on the left highlights Shaw's body before she knew she had cancer, while the photo on the right captures her post-cancer body after "almost 14 days in the hospital, a poop bag and a major surgery," according to the photo's caption.

"I'm learning to love myself again," Shaw wrote on Instagram. "I will never stop fighting. I will never lose my faith. I will never let cancer win."

Shaw told ABC News today that it has been quite the "struggle" watching her body and life change so drastically after being diagnosed with cancer this past August.

However, the 23-year-old noted that documenting her journey so far has helped her find the beauty in the midst of pain.

"I found a new me that I never knew existed," Shaw said. "I do have my moments where I cry and break down, but once I am done, I look around and realize I am blessed to have another day and have the ability to help others."

Shaw told ABC News that she has had multiple surgeries and chemotherapy in just the past four months. Though they have taken their toll on her, Shaw said she remains confident that she will be cancer-free soon.

"My biggest message to everyone is to never give up and never stop fighting," she said. "Never lose your faith and keep pushing."

Shaw added that she also wants to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection.

If "something feels off, go get checked," she said. "I am glad I went when I did because if I waited any longer, I might not be here today."

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