Johnny Ruffo posts tribute to doctors trying to save his life

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The 29-year-old shot to fame on the X Factor in 2011.

Johnny Ruffo has paid tribute to the medical team working to save his life as he fights a rare form of brain cancer.

The 29-year-old took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of himself and the team, writing “These guys are the real stars, my amazing radiotherapy team”.

Ruffo is undergoing radiation treatment after being diagnosed with brain cancer in August.

These guys are the real stars, my amazing radiotherapy team ☺?

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He revealed he went to hospital with a painful migraine, but doctors soon discovered a tumour causing pressure on the brain.

Surgeons operated, but were only able to remove 95 per cent of the tumour meaning Ruffo has to endure a gruelling regime of six weeks of radiotherapy, and then six months of chemo.

Approximately 1,600 brain cancers are diagnosed annually in Australia, according to Cure Cancer Australia.

Brain cancer has a very high mortality rate and kills more people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer.

However, the former Home and Away star is remaining positive. He told New Idea in September that “by all accounts this responds really well to radiotherapy and chemo so they are pretty confident they can beat it, which is good news.”

Are you sending positive thoughts to Ruffo? Do you know anyone who’s been trough something similar?