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Shannen Doherty settles breast cancer lawsuit

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Shannen Doherty has settled a lawsuit with her former management company, after alleging that its failure to provide her with valid medical insurance led to a possible delay in her breast cancer diagnosis.

The 45-year-old filed her lawsuit against Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson back in 2015 stating that the company allowed her Screen Actors Guild health insurance to lapse at a critical time.


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Shannen Doherty has been candid about her battle with breast cancer

"In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Mainstain for Plaintiff's medical insurance coverage for the year 2014," the lawsuit stated. "However, Defendants ignored it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with (Shannen) effective February 7, 2014."

Shannen re-enrolled with SAG's insurance in 2015, which is when she learned she had invasive breast cancer. "Plaintiff was also informed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, thus obviating the need for future treatment (including mastectomy and chemotherapy) that Plaintiff will likely have to suffer through now," the document claimed.

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The TV star pictured with husband Kurt Iswarienko

Details of the private settlement have not been disclosed, but Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson told the New York Daily News: "The dispute between the parties was resolved to their satisfaction pursuant to a confidential settlement."

Earlier this month, Shannen revealed that her cancer has spread, despite a single mastectomy she underwent in May.

"I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes; so for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I'll do radiation," she told Entertainment Tonight.

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Shannen shaved her head in July after she started losing her hair to chemotherapy

The former Beverly Hills 90120 star, who shaved her head after she started losing her hair to chemo, added: "The unknown is always the scariest part. Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer?

"Everything else is manageable," she said. "Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it's the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love."

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