Shannen Doherty thanks mum for helping her through cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has thanked her mum for helping her in her battle with breast cancer.

The former Beverly Hills 90210 star shared a touching image on Instagram of herself with her head in her mother Rosa's lap.

She wrote: "Sometimes there's nothing like a mother's love to help get you thru.

"Thank you mom for always being there and being so strong for me. I love you."

Shannen added the hashtags #mamarosa #cancersucks #fightlikeagirl.

The 45-year-old actress revealed that she was fighting breast cancer in August last year, after being diagnosed in March.

She has been documenting her fight on social media, recently sharing a set of images of herself shaving her head.

In another recent post, Shannen opened up about going through chemo.

"Chemo day. A day many of us dread," she said.

"Strength gets us thru but every once in awhile, you just want to hide in bed and let chemo day pass you by."

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