The 33-year-old appeared in good spirits as he shared a photo of himself in hospital during his latest chemotherapy treatment.
“Been busy fighting the good fight 💜 Another round down.. Bring on the next 👊🏽,” he captioned the photo on Instagram.
Ruffo has been undergoing treatments since December, weeks after he revealed his brain cancer had returned. He revealed at the time that a series of seizures saw his health deteriorate and doctors confirmed the worst.
“After an unexpected week of seizures and excruciating headaches it is with a heavy heart that i have to let you know i now have another huge battle ahead of me as my brain cancer has returned, though i will dig deep and beat this shit disease again 👊🏽💜,” he shared back in November.
The actor — who is best known for his work on Home and Away — was first diagnosed with cancer in 2017. He thought he was just experiencing a bad migraine but was immediately rushed to hospital, where doctors performed emergency surgery to remove a 7cm tumour inside his brain.
He went into a coma after the operation and was only told of his diagnosis two days later when he came to.
“There was a one in 20 chance that I wouldn’t survive it,” Ruffo told Today Extra. “I almost didn’t have time to react to it, because I went in and then I fell into a coma and I woke up two or three days later and they said, ‘We operated and you had a tumour.'”
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