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Friday 21 August 2015

Shannen Doherty: Breast Cancer + Lawsuit

Shannen Doherty is battling breast cancer, she reveals to PEOPLE exclusively. 

"Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment," the actress said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. 

"I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life," she continued. "I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me."

Shannen, 44, was forced to disclose the illness after legal documents surfaced on celeb news site TMZ, revealing that she was suing her former business manager for failing to pay her insurance premiums, allowing her health insurance to lapse, during which time she did not receive medical care. 

According to the lawsuit, the actress, who is married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko, was first diagnosed in March 2015. She "discovered that she had invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node," the lawsuit reveals, and "was informed that her cancer had spread during 2014 (when she was uninsured)." 

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