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You may know her as “Kelly,” Jason Pitts’ feisty ex-wife on BET’s hit show The Game. But her battle outside of marital fights on the series is what’s surprising many about this former Sweet Valley High star.

In an interview with People Magazine, Brittany Daniel, 28, revealed her struggle with cancer and her will to survive stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a 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.”

Thankfully, the star is now cancer free and is determined to share her story to help others who are battling for their lives.

Daniel’s powerful story can be read in full in People, on sale March 21.

SOURCE: People, HuffPost | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty