Shannen Doherty has been battling breast cancer since February 2015 and recently shaved her head after chemotherapy sessions left her with bald spots.

Now the 45-year-old actress has given Entertainment Tonight an update on her heartbreaking ordeal. And in a Friday preview for the teary eyed sit down - which will air on Monday - the Beverly Hills, 90210 vet revealed she had a health 'set back' recently. The brunette beauty also told the show: 'It's hard. I started thinking that I wasn't going to live... I don't look past today.' The star first announced she had cancer in August The TV icon teared up as she talked to ET's Jennifer Peros while wearing a pretty pink, white and black silk scarf around her bald head. Doherty, whose good looks landed her on 90210 as well as Charmed and the movies Heathers and Mall Rats, also expressed worry over her changing face. 'I don't know if I'll ever look like me again,' she said. 'I want to believe that if I fight, I'm gonna be OK.'  On Tuesday she bravely decided to let her 252,000 Instagram followers be a part of her journey on as she documented the shaving of her head. Sharing six candid images on her account, the actress was seen initially breaking down in tears before showing off her freshly shorn locks with a smile on her face.  During the emotional process, the star was surrounded by friends, who posed for selfies with the star and helped her with the razor. Earlier, the star hinted she would be making a bold change as she took to the picture sharing site to post a snap of a bizarre assortment of goodies.   'Cupcake pan, chocolates and a razor.... Stay tuned. @annemkortright has got this. #cancersucks #thankgodforfriends,' she wrote.  Earlier this year, the actress gave an update on her health while on The Dr Oz Show. The Heathers star explained that she can no longer have children because of the treatment she is undergoing.  She also said that she will have to undergo surgery soon. 'I'm 44 and my husband and I wanted children,' the Charmed star said during her appearance in February. She is currently on medicine that prevents her from getting pregnant.  The brunette also said that the mass is still in her breast and she has not had surgery yet.  Her oncologist wanted Shannen to undergo drug treatment and chemotherapy first to see if it would shrink the tumor. She told Dr Oz she has not decided what type of surgery she will get. 'It’s between two of them and at the end of the day it will be up to my doctor and it could change the last minute,' the actress said. EIGHT KEY BREAST CANCER SIGNS 'I’m actually going to a center, just to sort of get their general opinion and then I head back to LA and instantly go in with my doctors. 'You know, I’m like, "You guys make the final decision.'What would you do if it was your wife? What would you do if it was your daughter?"'The plan is to block production of the hormone estrogen, which can accelerate the growth of breast tumors.  At the time of her appearance on the show, in February, Doherty told Dr Oz she will be getting surgery 'soon.' As far as having a mastectomy, she said is getting used to the idea. 'They're just breasts. In the grand scheme of things, I would rather be alive and I would rather grow old with my husband,' said the star.She has been married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko since 2011. He has said the diagnosis made their marriage stronger. 'For us, it has brought us closer together. It's one of those times you get to test your mettle as a married couple,' said Being diagnosed with cancer has caused the Playboy cover girl to take better care of her body. 'I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life,' she said. 'I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.' Family is what first came to mind when she received her cancer news.  'You worry most about the people that you love and making sure that they are going to be okay. For me, that was the hardest part,' she told Dr. Oz. The TV icon then teared up.  Her cancer was revealed when she filed a misconduct lawsuit against her business managers that she claims had failed to pay her health insurance bill. The lapse in payment meant Doherty didn't visit her doctor even though she felt a lump in her breast. The former Dancing With The Stars contestant has since urged women to get their health checked.  'You have no idea what that extra time might have afforded you,' she said. 'Mine for instance spread to a lymph node or two. It might not have spread ... The most important thing is catching it as early as humanly possible.'

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