Shannen Doherty thanks friends for support during 'impossibly tough day' shaving her head in breast cancer battle
Actress Shannen Doherty has thanked her family, friends and fans for support during her battle with breast cancer.
The Beverly Hills 90210 star revealed last year she was battling the disease and has been keeping followers up to date, including documenting shaving her head last week.
Doherty (45) ha her mother Rosa Elizabeth and friends Anne Marie Kortright and Chris Cortazzo by her side and thanked fans on Monday for their support during an "impossibly tough day".
"Thank you to these three who helped me thru an impossibly tough day and continue to be there every minute supporting and loving me," she said, alongside a photo of her with her pals with a completely shaven head.
News of her cancer hit headlines when a lawsuit against her former business management firm was made public. In it, she stated the cancer spread because her health insurances lapsed.
Earlier this year, she spoke about potentially undergoing a mastectomy, telling Dr Oz: "Ultimately, they’re just breasts, right? I mean, I love them, they’re mine, they’re beautiful, but in the grand scheme of things, I would rather grow old with my husband."
She is married to photographer and director Kurt Iswarienko since 2011. She previously said the medication she is being treated with prevents her from having children.
"I'm 44 and my husband and I wanted children," she added.