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How Home and Away's Tessa James is handling her diagnosis.

Tessa James and her husband Nate Myles. 

Former Home & Away star Tessa James has debuted a shorter haircut nearly two weeks after sharing her shocking cancer diagnosis.

The 23-year-old is currently holidaying in Byron Bay with her husband, Queensland rugby league player Nate Myles.

As Mamamia previously reported, Myles revealed that Tessa had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma via a statement to The Daily Telegraph, thanking fans for their well wishes and sharing Tessa’s plans to undergo chemotherapy over the next few months.

While in Byron Bay, Myles has shared a photo to his Instagram account with the hashtag “#fuckcancer”.

James played Nicole on Home & Away for three years before moving to the USA to pursue acting opportunities. Since her diagnosis, she has returned to Queensland to be with her husband and to begin treatment.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is most common in adolescents and young adults, with over a third of all sufferers diagnosed between 15 and 30.

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