Tessa James celebrates third year of remission following her devastating battle with cancer

The former Home And Away was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at just 23.

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Tessa James is celebrating her third year of remission following her battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, and we just couldn't be happier for the beloved actress.
Taking to Instagram, the 26-year-old shared a close-up shot of herself to mark the occasion.
She captioned the shot: "25.02.18 #3yearsclearandcounting"

Tessa's followers were quick to comment on the emotional post, with many sending good vibes and well-wishes her way.
"Three down, forever to go," one wrote, while another added: "No better news! Stay well! Xx"
Others took the time to share their own stories of remission, with one commenter writing: "I'm 8 years and I'm really happy for you xxxxxx"
Tessa's happy news comes just weeks after she and husband Nate Myles welcomed their first child together.
The couple confirmed their little one's arrival with the below snap showing NRL player Nate pushing a pram, and chose to accompany it with an adorable Winnie the Pooh quote:
"'As soon as i saw you i knew a grand adventure was about to happen' - Winnie the Pooh".
No word yet on the sex of the baby, or the name - but we're ready and waiting!

Tessa was just 23 years old when her life was pulled to a crashing halt.
The beloved star was trying her luck in Hollywood, when she discovered something was seriously wrong.
In September 2014, she discovered a lump above her collarbone, which turned out to be Hodgkin's lymphoma -- a cancer that affects the blood.
This was the second time cancer had hit the James' family, after her dad had been diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's lymphoma just two years prior.
WATCH: Tessa James opens up about her battle with cancer. Post continues…
Thankfully, after six months of chemotherapy, Tessa made it out the other side.
"I got through it because I had to get through it," she told The Sydney Morning Herald.
"What was the other option? To sit and feel sorry for myself? I think I had to hit that low point, to be in so much pain and so upset and so traumatised, to then have that sense of empowerment again: I can get through this."
What an inspiration.

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