Shannen Doherty Shaves Head on Social Media in Her Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant disease characterized by the out-of-control growth of breast cells. The breast is composed of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue, and glandular tissue, which comprises three parts – the glands that produce milk, the ducts that transport milk to the nipple, and the connective tissue that consists of fibrous and fatty tissue that connects everything together.

Learn more about breast cancer signs and symptoms here.

Unfortunately, everyone is at risk of developing this devastating disease, even celebrities, as is the case of actress Shannen Doherty. The Hollywood star of  both Beverly Hills: 90218 and Charmed television series’ is fighting breast cancer. Recently, she prepared for an aggressive round of chemotherapy by shaving her head and sharing every step of the way on social media.

In this video shared by Entertainment Tonight, watch a recap of her last couple of days, how she shared the news with the world on The Dr. Oz Show early this year, her main concerns, and how she feels about her health condition.

Doherty decided to use her Instagram account to share every step of her shaving process. See the photos below:

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On an interview with Dr. Oz, Doherty shared that “you worry most about the people that you love, and about making sure that they’re gonna be ok”. The actress was diagnosed in August 2015 with invasive breast cancer, metastatic to at least one lymph node, and revealed her diagnosis in a lawsuit against her former management company.

Find out more about 5 celebrities who used humor to deal with breast cancer.

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