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Shannen Doherty: 'My mother has been a huge source of strength during cancer battle'

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Shannen Doherty: 'My mother has been a huge source of strength during cancer battle'

Shannen Doherty is praising her mother for helping her battle cancer.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, 2015, and in May (16), she underwent a single mastectomy.

Doctors subsequently discovered the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and she is currently undergoing chemotherapy, with plans to follow up the treatment with radiation. Shannen's mother, Rosa, has been supporting her through her difficult ordeal and the actress will be forever grateful.

"Sometimes there's nothing like a mother's love to help get you thru (sic)," she wrote on Instagram on Saturday (13Aug16). "Thank you mom for always being there and being so strong for me. I love you."

The 45-year-old has been documenting her battle on social media and she recently opened up about her decision to shave her head and start sporting a pink wig. She also explained her illness has helped bring her closer to husband Kurt Iswarienko.

Sharing a snap wearing the wig as she sat alongside her film producer spouse, Shannen wrote on her Instagram page: "He loves me with pink hair or no hair. I'm blessed to have such a strong support team starting with @kurtiswarienko who loves me more every second.

"Can't imagine my life without him. Cancer is not pleasant but it can bring out the best in relationships or the worse. Thankfully, it has made our marriage stronger. #f**kcancer."

In the picture, which was posted as part of the international "F**k cancer" campaign earlier this month (Aug16), both Shannen and Kurt raised their middle fingers, with Kurt playfully using his digit to poke his smiling wife on the nose.

- Cover Media