Shannen Doherty Thanks Mom for Helping Her Get Through Chemo and ‘Being There’

There’s nothing like a mother’s love. Shannen Doherty paid tribute to her mom, Rosa, with a special thank you message for being at her side as the 45-year-old actress undergoes chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

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The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum took to Instagram on Saturday, August 13, to share a touching black-and-white photo of herself lying across her mother’s lap.

“Sometimes there’s nothing like a mothers love to help get you thru,” Doherty captioned the shot. “Thank you mom for always being there and being so strong for me. I love you. #mamarosa #cancersucks #fightlikeagirl.”

Shannen Doherty (left) and her mom, Rosa, on May 8, 2016. Shannen Doherty/Instagram

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Earlier this month, the actress, who discovered she had breast cancer in February 2015, opened up about how chemo has taken a toll on her physical and emotional well-being.

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“Each person’s cancer journey is different. For me, chemo has been terrible and believe me, we have tried almost everything,” she captioned an Instagram photo on August 4. “So days like this have become a bit of the norm. I’m learning that it’s ok to fall into bed and give in to the exhaustion or nausea or aches. I’ve learned a lot of that thru all the beautiful people who have shared their personal stories with me right here on Instagram. Thank you. Btw, it doesn’t hurt to have [my dog] comfort me So back to my nap. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes and stories. They help so much.”

After Doherty, whose cancer has spread to her lymph nodes, completes eight rounds of chemotherapy, she plans to begin radiation treatments.

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