Tori Spelling Thinks Shannen Doherty Is ‘Very Brave’ as She Battles Breast Cancer

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Tori Spelling wants her former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty to know how much she “admires” Doherty as she battles breast cancer.

Speaking with E! News, Spelling said, “I haven’t personally seen her, but I, obviously, have followed her fight. It’s been amazing how she’s done it through social media.  I give her props for that. I think she’s standing up for a lot of women everywhere who are fighting that battle.”

The actress, who is pregnant with her fifth child, continued, “She’s doing a brave and wonderful job, and we obviously support her. We’ve all been talking and supporting her from afar. It’s really hard to know what to do when someone’s going through that—if they want people there or not there. But I think she’s very brave and I admire her so much.”

Also showing support for her friend, Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a photo on Instagram, captioning it, “To my left is the @theshando, my friend who is kicking cancer in the you know what. But more than that, she is sharing her battle, so people fighting this horrible disease know they are not alone. I am inspired by her on the daily.”

Today is recognized as #internationalbreastcancerday, although for some people, that is everyday. I am only a footnote in this picture. To my left is the @theshando, my friend who is kicking cancer in the you know what. But more than that, she is sharing her battle, so people fighting this horrible disease know they are not alone. I am inspired by her on the daily. To my right is Dr Lawrence Piro, the Oncologist who has been side by side in Shannen’s fight. It’s not a job to this incredible doctor, it’s his life. I have never been in the company of a more passionate or dedicated scientist. He is the true definition of a hero. I am honored to know you both. Breast cancer is nowadays the most frequent malignant tumor in the world. But with early detection and incredible doctors like Dr Piro, breast cancer can be fought and won. So today I urge you, make an appt to get checked or even remind a friend to get checked or just think pink and honor those fighting this battle today and everyday.

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Doherty thanked her friend for the support by posting the same photo and writing, “It’s so important when battling a disease like cancer to have friends like @sarahmgellar. Thank you for always having my back and educating all about this disease. Love you.”