Almost a year after announcing she was battling breast cancer, Shannen Doherty has bravely decided to let her 252,000 Instagram followers be a part of her emotional journey as she documented the shaving of her head.
The 45-year-old shared six candid images on her account and was seen initially breaking down in tears before showing off her freshly cut strands with a smile on her face.
During the emotional process, the Beverly Hills 90210 star was surrounded by friends, who posed for selfies with the star and helped her with the razor.
Earlier, she hinted she would be making a bold change as she took to Instagram to share a photo of a random assortment of goodies. ‘Cupcake pan, chocolates and a razor…. Stay tuned. @annemkortright has got this. #cancersucks #thankgodforfriends,’ she wrote.
Earlier this year, the actress gave an update on her health while on The Dr Oz Show During the show she explained that unfortunately she can no longer have children due to the severity of the treatment she is undergoing. She also said that she will have to undergo surgery soon.
‘I’m 44 and my husband and I wanted children,’ the Charmed star said during her appearance in February. She is currently on medicine that prevents her from getting pregnant.
She also revealed that the mass is still in her breast and she has not had surgery yet.
Her oncologist wanted Shannen to undergo drug treatment and chemotherapy first to see if it would shrink the tumor.
At the time of her appearance on the show, in February, Doherty told Dr Oz she will be getting surgery ‘soon.’
As far as having a mastectomy, she said is getting used to the idea.
‘They’re just breasts. In the grand scheme of things, I would rather be alive and I would rather grow old with my husband,’ said the star.
She has been married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko since 2011, who said the diagnosis has made their marriage stronger. ‘For us, it has brought us closer together.
It’s one of those times you get to test your mettle as a married couple,’ said Iswarienko.
Source: Daily Mail