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Shannen Doherty confirms she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer

By Karen Butler
Shannen Doherty confirms she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer
Shannen Doherty arrives for the "Red Envelope" party at Opus 22 in New York on Nov. 3, 2005. Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Beverly Hills, 90210 icon Shannen Doherty has confirmed media reports stating she is battling breast cancer.

"Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment," the 44-year-old actress said in an exclusive statement to People magazine Wednesday.

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

Doherty's other small-screen credits include Little House on the Prairie, Our House and Charmed.

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