Actress Shannen Doherty, best known for her roles as Brenda Walsh on the hit ‘90s primetime soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell on Charmed, posted several pictures on her Instagram Tuesday night showing various stages of the shaving of her head as she continues her battle with breast cancer. Preceding the series, the actress posted a photo of a new pair of hair clippers, a cupcake pan, and a box of chocolates. In the caption of the image, she thanked Anne Kortright-Shilstat, a model and a friend, for helping her to cut off her hair, tagging the pic with the hashtags #cancersucks and #thankgodforfriends.
Doherty’s cancer became publicly known after she filed a lawsuit against her former business managers last year, alleging that they mismanaged her accounts and allowed her health insurance to lapse. Doherty claimed that she was unable to go to the doctor until she had insurance, a delay that slowed the diagnosis of her cancer.