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Shannen Doherty has been bravely fighting her way through a battle with breast cancer and she's not going at it alone: The 45-year-old has been lucky to have close friends and family helping her through. The Charmed actress took to Instagram on Saturday to thank her mom, Rosa, for being by her side with a touching black-and-white photograph.

“Sometimes there’s nothing like a mother's love to help get you thru. Thank you mom for always being there and being so strong for me. I love you. #mamarosa #cancersucks #fightlikeagirl,” she wrote alongside a sweet picture, which shows Doherty and her newly shaved head snuggling up in her mom’s lap (above).

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star has one heck of a support system Last month, she took to Instagram to document the process of shaving off her hair and her friend Anne Kortright-Shilstat and mom were by her side.

Sarah Michelle Gellar has also spoken out in support of the actress. “I’ve always said she is one of the most loyal friends I’ve ever known, and now while she is facing the toughest journey of her life, she is sharing it with friends she has never met in the hopes of helping other people who are going through the same struggle,” Gellar wrote on Instagram.

We’re sending our thoughts and well wishes Doherty’s way.