21/07/2016 1:41 AM AEST | Updated 21/07/2016 2:22 AM AEST

Shannen Doherty Shaves Her Head Amid Cancer Battle

The actress documented the process for her followers on Instagram.

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CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Shannen Doherty attends the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Shannen Doherty bravely took to Instagram to document the process of shaving her head amid her battle with breast cancer.

The “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum shared photos of the emotional six-step process while surrounded by a support system of her mother, Rosa Doherty, and friend Anne Marie Kortright. 

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Doherty displays a range of emotions in the powerful black-and-white photos, which show her cutting off her long black hair and allowing Kortright to shave the rest.

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Many fans commented on the pictures, thanking the actress for sharing her journey and leaving messages of support.

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Before the process began, Doherty posted a picture of chocolates, cupcake pans and a razor, telling her followers to “stay tuned.”

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

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Kortright also shared a photo of the two, applauding her friend for her “strength and courage.” 

Doherty first opened up about her cancer diagnosis in 2015 after legal documents surfaced revealing she was suing her former business manager for not paying her insurance premiums, which prevented her from receiving medical care during that time.

The actress told People, “I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”

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