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It was revealed in August 2015 that Shannen Doherty has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The news came to light when TMZ discovered a lawsuit the “Beverly Hills, 90210” actress filed against former management company Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson.

Doherty alleged that the company failed to make a health insurance payment, which led to a lapse in her coverage and a subsequent many-month delay in her visiting a doctor. The breast cancer diagnosis eventually came in March 2015.

After the lawsuit made her diagnosis public, Doherty said in a statement, “Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment.” The court documents also stated that Doherty would likely need to undergo a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

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Now in a series of Instagram posts, the actress has shaved her head. She does not go into any detail about her current cancer treatments, but her friend Anne Kortright-Shilstat also posted one of the photos with a caption that implies the act is because of Doherty’s cancer treatment.

“I couldn’t be prouder of you today. Your strength and courage is so inspiring and I am so very lucky to have you in my life,” writes Kortright-Shilstat. “Thank you for blindly trusting me today to help you with such a big step. I will forever be there for you no matter what. #fuckcancer.”

Doherty’s mom Rosa was also on hand to help her daughter with this scary step that many women choose to take in the fight against cancer.

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Based on the photos, Doherty is keeping a positive attitude and even having a little fun with the act of shaving her head.