Marlyne Barrett is expressing gratitude toward her fans for their help in the wake of uncovering she has been discreetly confronting uterine and ovarian cance

On Wednesday, the Chicago Med star, 44, posted a photo on Instagram and expressed her appreciation for the kind messages she's received since sharing her diagnosis. 

"I am blown away at the support and love that I've received," she captioned the post. "Thank you for the encouragement. It means a lot to me and my family at this time." 

The actress also praised her Wolf Entertainment and Chicago Med family for helping her. "I can't do this without so many people getting involved to support me. It's actually physically impossible!" Barrett said 

To those who facilitate day in and day out, in order for me to come to work to do what I do, thank you!"