Actress Miles Ocampo from the Philippines who is dating award-winning actor Elijah Canlas revealed that she had surgery in March after learning she had papillary thyroid cancer.

The actress shared details of her health issues on social media on Friday, April 14, and posted images of herself being restrained in a hospital.

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Miles admitted that she used to be afraid of hospitals, but she hasn’t felt like her “normal self” since “late last year,” describing how she wakes up in the middle of the night having trouble breathing, becoming exhausted easily, and gaining weight.

“For someone who’s afraid of needles, I feel like it was an endless blood test, ultrasound to biopsy, then the decision to remove it ASAP.“I had to undergo thyroidectomy surgery to remove my thyroid glands. It all happened in an instant,” she wrote.

Who is Elijah Canlas?

Elijah Luiz Madiclum Canlas is a Filipino actor and commercial model who was born on August 16, 2000.

He made his professional acting debut in the 2014 indie film Sundalong Kanin, which was selected for the Cinemalaya Philippine indie Film Festival. He rose to fame with his award-winning performance in Kalel 15, for which he got Best Actor prizes at the 43rd Gawad Urian prizes, the 68th FAMAS Awards, the 17th Asian Film Festival in Rome, Italy, and the 16th Harlem International Film Festival in Harlem, New York.

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He was hired in May 2020 to play one of the lead roles in the Gameboys YouTube series. It is a boys love (BL) series in the Philippines that is made by The IdeaFirst Company and tells the tale of two young guys who meet online in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Canlas co-starred in the thirteen-part web series as up-and-coming online game broadcaster Cairo Lazaro with Kokoy de Santos as Gavreel Alarcon.

Relationship with Miles Ocampo

The actor confirmed to Ogie Diaz on his YouTube channel that he and Miles will wed in May 2022. The actor started the rumor when he and Miles released photos of them holding hands on Miles’ birthday.

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“I mean, she is the best. We’re in a good place. We are very happy,” he stated.

Canlas and Ocampo first appeared together in TV’s “Paano Ang Pangako?” and then in Over October’s “Sandali Lang” music video in August 2022.