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Before Shannen Doherty Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, One of Her Family Members Was Picking Up Disturbing Clues

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A few days ago, Shannen Doherty revealed that her breast cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. But she also revealed another shocker: Someone in her family had picked up clues about her disease long before any diagnosis.

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That clairvoyant family member just happened to be a four-legged one: Doherty’s dog Bowie. (And, yes, Doherty named her pooch after David Bowie.)

Doherty told Entertainment Tonight that her German shepherd began obsessively sniffing the right side of her body long before the actress was diagnosed with cancer. So when Doherty got the news, Bowie’s behavior suddenly made complete sense. In fact, the pup kept sniffing that same side after Doherty’s mastectomy and first round of chemo treatments.

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The actress also revealed another touching aspect of her relationship with Bowie. “She was always protective before, but she has become this crazy, protective dog,” Doherty told the entertainment news show. “It’s hard to get close to me when she’s around.”

Watch the interview below–then click through photos of other celebrities who’ve battled cancer and won.

via Huffington Post

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