Shannen Doherty, famous for Charmed and the 1990s TV soap opera Beverly Hills 90210 has confirmed that she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The 44-year old actress, who says she is unable to work now because of the illness, released an exclusive statement to People Magazine, saying, “Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment. I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life.” She added, “I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.” It had already been rumored that Doherty was battling the disease, after a TMZ report that she had filed a lawsuit against her business manager for letting her health insurance expire. The suit alleges that Doherty’s cancer could have been caught earlier if she had health insurance at the time it spread, in which case she could have avoided the likely treatment of chemotherapy and a mastectomy.
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