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    Jessica Alba Got Real About Her Father Undergoing Treatment For Thyroid Cancer

    "It's about to get real personal."

    You know Jessica Alba.

    Jessica Alba smiles on video call during an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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    Alba recently posted a video on Instagram of her and her father Mark dancing together, while revealing in the caption that her father is about to undergo treatment for thyroid cancer.

    "My #papasito is about to SLAY #thyroidcancer - starting his radiation therapy mañana 👊🏽," Alba shared, along with the hashtags #LetsGo and #yougotthis.

    Alba's followers provided an outpouring of support in the comments, including Mindy Kaling and actor Harold Perrineau.

    Mindy Kaling and Harold Perrineau's comments on Jessica Alba's Instagram

    Her father's real estate company, The Alba Team, also shared a post on Instagram detailing his condition and progress so far.

    "Mark in particular has battled COVID-19 and thyroid cancer in the past few months, with some radiation on the way soon for healing," the post stated. "He’s positive and feeling great right now. It takes a lot to keep Mark down."

    Jessica Alba's parents Catherine and Mark at an event for her company The Honest Company
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    Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery for Mark and the Alba family.

    Jessica Alba and her father Mark at the 2014 ESPYs in Los Angeles
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