On February 4, Melissa tweeted, "My beautiful aunt that I love so much started chemo today. Please pray for her. She is a wonderful lady, heart of gold. Stage 4."
Wow, this is tough. But it's great that Melissa is asking her fans for positive thoughts for her aunt. We're hoping Melissa keeps us all updated, and we are wishing her aunt all the best.
Melissa isn't the only RHoNJ star who has been encouraging those who are fighting the good fight against cancer lately. Earlier this week, Caroline Manzo participated in World Cancer Day by posting photos of herself holding cards with the names of her loved ones who have battled the disease.
Several Real Housewives stars have had cancer scares over the years. Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore found two lumps on her breast that turned out not to be cancerous, while Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson's daughter Briana had her thyroid removed when tumors started forming there.
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