‘Beverly Hills 90201’ actress Shannen Doherty is battling breast cancer, and she shared a series of candid pics on her Instagram on July 20 as she had her head shaved. Check out the documentation of Shannen’s bravery right here.
Shannen Doherty, 45, shared 6 photos on her Instagram account, smiling and crying with friends as she underwent six “steps” of shaving her head. The black and white photos show her posing for selfies with her pals before they helped her with the razor. Earlier in the day, Shannen also posted a pic of chocolate, baking pans and the razor she’d be using, hinting as to what she’d be doing later that evening. “Cupcake pan, chocolates and a razor…. Stay tuned. @annemkortright has got this. #cancersucks #thankgodforfriends,” she wrote. We’re so happy Shannen has the support of her friends throughout this difficult time.
Shannen was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015, and she spoke out about her battle on The Dr. Oz Show in Feb. “You know you worry most about the people that you love, and about making sure that they’re gonna be ok. So for me that was the hardest part,” Shannen said when asked about her biggest worry.
She also encouraged other women to not delay going to the doctor if they feel a lump in their breast, like she did: “You have no idea what that extra time might have afforded you,” the actress said. “Mine, for instance, spread to a lymph node or two. It might not have spread…the most important thing is catching it as early as humanly possible.” We applaud Shannen’s honesty and bravery!
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