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Shannen Doherty almost finished chemo

Shannen Doherty almost finished chemo

Shannen Doherty's chemotherapy is nearly finished.

The 45-year-old actress started the intensive treatment for her breast cancer in July and her doctor, Lawrence Piro, has revealed that everything is going well.

Dr Piro told Entertainment Tonight: "Shannon is doing amazing. We have just a few more weeks of treatment, and then we'll be nearly finished with the chemotherapy."

Shannen has praised her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, for helping her through her cancer battle.

She said: "My marriage was always fantastic. But it's even better now."

And Kurt added: "I have the easy part. Just being a support system for her...I wish I could do it for her, you know?"

Despite her ill-health, Shannen insisted she feels blessed as she is now "much more in touch" with who she is.

She explained: "I've been given a really interesting opportunity and one that in a way, I kind of feel blessed. Cancer has, in a strange way, done some amazing things for me. It's allowed me to be more me, like much more in touch with who I am, and much more vulnerable and the person that I always was, but I think it got hidden behind a lot of other stuff.

"I hope people take away the fact that you have to be strong and put yourself out there and have courage and be a warrior. And for me, one of the most important things is for them, their messages, their stories, their love, their support has given me courage. And I thank them for that wholeheartedly."

Shannen was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015 and recently settled her lawsuit against her former manager, who she accused of mismanaging her insurance premiums and allowing her health insurance to lapse last year, leading to a delay in her breast cancer diagnosis.

Shannen's diagnosis was made public in August 2015 when she filed her lawsuit against her former management and accounting firm.