AFL WAG reveals shocking diagnosis at 26, one week after wedding

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Liv and Jamie Cripps, pictured here at their wedding.
Liv Cripps revealed her cancer diagnosis just one week after her wedding. Image: Instagram

Liv Cripps, the wife of West Coast Eagles star Jamie Cripps, has revealed she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer just one week after their wedding.

The 26-year-old took to social media on Saturday to share the devastating news.

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The Perth-based model posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed, urging others to get checked.

“Cancer is not a word you’d expect to hear at age 26, but a few weeks ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer,” she wrote.

"So thankful to be surrounded by so many amazing friends and family who have shown so much love and support. 

"Sharing my story to help encourage others to get those lumps checked because you can never be too sure."

Cripps' post was flooded with comments of love and support.

Former Miss Universe Australia winner Olivia Molly Rogers wrote: "Thinking of you Liv. You've got this x."

Opera singer Amy Manford wrote: "Oh my goodness - I'm so sorry Liv... sending love."

Fellow AFL WAG Tayla Damir commented: "Oh Liv. Sending you all the love and strength in the world."

While another WAG Brittany Brown replied: "You're such a super woman Liv! Praying for you hard."

Jamie Cripps, pictured here in action for the West Coast Eagles against Melbourne Demons.
Jamie Cripps in action for the West Coast Eagles against Melbourne Demons. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Devastating cancer news one week after Cripps' wedding

The harrowing news comes just one week after Liv and Jamie were married in Western Australia. 

They were surrounded by family and friends as they tied the knot at the Black Brewing Co near Margaret River.

"Best day ever," Liv wrote on Instagram alongside photos of her and her new husband.

According to Cancer Council Australia, about 3000 Australians are diagnosed with thyroid cancer each year.

It is the most common cancer for women aged 20-24.

A combination of treatments including surgery, thyroid hormone replacement therapy, radioactive iodine treatment, radiotherapy and chemotherapy can be used to treat it.

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