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David Bowie's son married his fiancee the day she was diagnosed with cancer.

Source Code director Duncan Jones - whose mother is Bowie's first wife, Angie Barnett - revealed he and Rodene Ronquillo, 32, decided to bring forward their wedding plans following her diagnosis on November 7.

He tweeted: "So I just want to tell you a little story. It may take a few tweets, but I'm hoping you'll forgive me ... November was a hell of a month!

"On November 4th, my beautiful fiance @rodeneronquillo & I were, frisking about in bed, as you do. I am a boob man & found ... A lump.

"It was a Sunday, so we had to wait to get an appointment to have the lump biopsied but by Wednesday, we had an answer. Cancer. Stage 2.

"We were a little overwhelmed by the news: cancer & Election Day, so decided to make it a set, ran down to the courthouse & got married! So cancer, election, marriage. All on one day! Two days later, Ro was in surgery (sic)."

Jones, 41, who shaved his head in solidarity with his wife, said the surgery went well but encouraged other people to be vigilant about their health.

"I love my wife more than anyone," he tweeted.

"She's young as can be. Women are getting breast cancer younger & younger. Women? check yourselves! ..& men?

"Touch up your loved ones. You may save the life of the person you love (sic)."

The West Australian

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