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American Idol Alum Jax Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer & Hashimoto's Disease

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Jax reveals her scary diagnosis.

Jax captured America's attention on season 14 of American Idol, thanks to her powerful pipes and amazing voice.

But now, the blonde — whose real name is Jaclyn Cole Miskanic — has got our attention for a much scarier reason. On Monday, the singer revealed that she was diagnosed with both thyroid cancer and Hashimoto's disease earlier this year.

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The FOX alum explained to NJ 101.5 that she hadn't been feeling too great back in April, when she was slated to do a show at New York's Webster Hall, saying:

"I was going through a lot, traveling a lot, living out of a suitcase. But I was waking up tired a lot, losing my voice and just kind of depressed and in a really dark place. My parents knew something was up because if wasn't normal."

The 20-year-old said in the spring, she felt a lump on her throat while grocery shopping with her parents. However, the New Jersey native didn't think much of it, admitting:

"But I'm like a bro when it comes to going to the the doctor, and I let it go."

But, the songstress' parents begged her to get it checked out, so the gorgeous gal went to urgent care. After the facility gave her an ultrasound and ran some tests, the musician was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, in which the immune system attacks the thyroid.

Sadly, that wasn't all. Doctors also found 18 tumors

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Gina Rodriguez Is A Kickass Crusader For Curve Confidence In Women's Health!

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Gina is a badass boxer!

Gina Rodriguez is an acclaimed actress and a gorgeous gal, but we think our favorite thing about this CW star is that she's one fierce female!

The brunette beauty is rocking the May cover of Women's Health looking AB-solutely stunning, and poses as a badass boxer in the popular publication's pages.

Related: Gina Thinks It's Bullsh*t To Pressure Women Into Having Perfect Bodies!

The 31-year-old is living with Hashimoto's disease, which causes her immune system to attack her thyroid gland and results in chronic fatigue and weight gain.

And while the condition must be tough to deal with — especially for someone in the public eye, who constantly has to worry about being scrutinized — the Jane the Virgin lead has embraced it, telling the mag:

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Selena Gomez & Victoria Justice Join These Celebs Who Also Have Autoimmune Diseases!

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All these stars have bravely opened up about their illnesses.

These lovely ladies are very brave.

Recently, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice both opened up about struggling with autoimmune diseases. This month, the Same Old Love singer discussed her lupus diagnosis, while the Eye Candy alum revealed she suffers from Hashimoto's disease.

Autoimmune illnesses are ones in which your body's autoimmune system begins to attack and destroy healthy cells by mistake.

But sadly, these young stars aren't the only celebs who suffer from similar diseases. In fact, a few famous faces have been pretty open about their diagnoses.

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Victoria Justice Reveals She Suffers From An Autoimmune Disorder — Details HERE

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The actress has Hashimoto's, which affects her thyroid gland.

Victoria Justice is ready to talk about her recent health struggle.

In the November issue of Health magazine, the brunette beauty revealed that she suffers from a medical condition that affects her autoimmune system.

She explained:

"A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which is a thyroid autoimmune disorder."

That sounds awful.

Related: Selena Gomez Reveals She's Gone Through Chemotherapy

It turns out, the disease results in an underactive thyroid gland, and can also disrupt your metabolism. Some of the symptoms include weight change and acne.

The 22-year-old said she had difficulty coming to terms with the breakouts she was getting:

"All my life I've always had great skin, so it was really devastating."

She also commented that her body seemed to fluctuate fairly drastically:

"Also, at first, I was losing a lot of weight, then I went on tour and I started gaining weight, and it was the most I'd ever gained in my life. I was, like, 115 pounds. Then when I filmed a movie last summer, I actually went under 100 pounds."

While all of the physical side-effects were upsetting, the former Nickelodeon star said her loved ones really helped her cope:

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