'RHONJ' Heartbreak! Melissa Gorga’s Aunt Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer, Starting Chemo

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Feb. 7 2014, Updated 6:13 p.m. ET

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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga revealed that her aunt is starting chemotherapy this week after being diagnosed with cancer, and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details.

"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,” Gorga tweeted.

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The heartbreaking news has been difficult for Gorga.

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“She's really close to her,"  a source close to the family exclusively told Radar. "It's sad."

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No further details about her aunt’s condition have been released.

After support from fans flooded Twitter, Gorga thanked everyone for their positive thoughts.

"Can't thank you enough for all your thoughts and prayers," she wrote.

"You are truly such compassionate beautiful people. Xo"

Our thoughts are with the RHONJ star and her family during this difficult time.

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