In Friday night's episode of Emmerdale, Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) headed to the hospital for an appointment about her bowel cancer.
Vanessa has had a seriously rough few weeks, being diagnosed with cancer and then being taken hostage by rapist and murderer Pierce Harris (Jonathan Wrather) for over a week.
But it looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel after her latest appointment – despite being told that the tumour had spread and she is now classified as stage three.
The doctor said there was a surgery available that could help, and that she had treated patients with a "much worse prognosis" that survived.
She told Vanessa: "It has spread – but it's still early days and I'm still confident it can be removed."
The good news left viewers emotional, with plenty of crying emojis sprinkled in their tweets.
One said: "Oh Vanessa. This hurts so much. The way she's sitting alone… Broken."
Another tweeted: "Stage three bowel cancer OMG poor Vanessa."
A third wrote: "Anybody else want to give Vanessa a big hug right now? Michelle Hardwick is an amazing actress."
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