Love Island’s Demi Jones reveals she has thyroid cancer

Last month she opened up about the lump she discovered

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |

Demi Jones has announced that she has thyroid cancer, weeks after revealing she found a lump.

Announcing the sad news on her Instagram Story, the Love Island star wrote, "Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have thyroid cancer.

"The tumour has been removed but I'm now due to have more surgery to remove the rest of my thyroid."

She added, "I'm staying very positive and I'm a strong girl so I'll be fine, thank you for your love and support always ❤️ I'll bounce back stronger".

Last month, Demi broke down in tears after finding a lump that doctors said it could be cancerous.

At the time she said, "I'm worried, but I'm sure it will be fine. It's just a shock because you just don't think. I was sat there in the waiting room and it was full of old people and I was the only young one there."

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demi confirmed the sad news on social media ©Instagram / demijones1

The 22 year old continued, "I know loads of women go through this so I'll be fine. It might not even be cancerous.

"They've got to cut it out to be sure. I'm just a bit shocked at the moment. I'll be ok, I'll get it removed and I should be fine."

Shortly after she posted a photo of herself recovering in hospital and said the operation had gone "really well".

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Demi has previously urged her fans to make sure they get any lumps checked.

"Please don't put off getting lumps checked. If appointments keep getting cancelled then you need to chase it up," she said.

"I was supposed to have this appointment six months ago. At my scan they said 'everything looks fine' and went to send me on my way. I challenged it and asked if they could do more, in which they said 'oh well we can test the fluid if you want us to?'.

"Thank God I asked as it was the fluid that came back potentially cancerous. Always push!"

If you have any questions or concerns about cancer, the Macmillan Support Line is open every day from 8am-8pm on 0808 808 00 00. Further information and support is available online including peer-to-peer support on the Online Community.

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