Shannen Doherty managed a brave smile on Monday as she took to social media to thank her loved ones for their support amid her breast cancer battle.

The 45-year-old actress, who shaved her head head last week, described having had 'an impossibly tough day', reported the Daily Mail.

She captioned the black and white shot with friends: 'Thank you to these three who helped me thru an impossibly tough day and continue to be there every minute supporting and loving me. @kurtiswarienko was in Mexico working but knew he left me in good hands.

@annemkortright @chriscortazzo #mamarosa I love you. #mycrew #thisisasquad.'
She did not reveal details of her medical treatment, but did explain that her husband is away working.


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The Beverly Hills 90210 star bravely decided to let her 252,000 Instagram followers be a part of her journey last Tuesday as she documented the shaving of her head.

Sharing six candid images on her account, the Charmed actress was seen initially breaking down in tears before showing off her freshly shorn locks with a smile on her face.

During the emotional process, Shannen was surrounded by friends, who posed for selfies with the star and helped her with the razor.

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Earlier, the star hinted that she would be making a bold change, as she took to the picture sharing site to post a snap of a bizarre assortment of goodies.

'Cupcake pan, chocolates and a razor.... Stay tuned. @annemkortright has got this. #cancersucks #thankgodforfriends,' she wrote.

Cupcake pan, chocolates and a razor.... Stay tuned. @annemkortright has got this. #cancersucks #thankgodforfriends

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Earlier this year, the actress gave an update on her health while on The Dr Oz Show.

The Heathers star explained that she can no longer have children because of the treatment she is undergoing.

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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.

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The brunette also said 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.

She told Dr Oz she has not decided what type of surgery she will get.
'It's between two of them and at the end of the day it will be up to my doctor and it could change the last minute,' the actress said.

'I'm actually going to a center, just to sort of get their general opinion and then I head back to LA and instantly go in with my doctors.

'You know, I'm like, "You guys make the final decision.

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'What would you do if it was your wife? What would you do if it was your daughter?"'

The plan is to block production of the hormone estrogen, which can accelerate the growth of breast tumors.

At the time of her appearance on the show, in February, Doherty told Dr Oz she will be getting surgery 'soon.'

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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.

He has said the diagnosis 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.

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