Love Island star Demi Jones has devastatingly revealed she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The 22-year-old star made the heartbreaking announcement on her Instagram Stories, with a picture of her holding a leaflet with the title “Understanding Thyroid Cancer”.
She wrote: “Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have Thyroid cancer.
“The tumour has been removed by I’m now due to have more surgery to remove the rest of my Thyroid.”
Demi bravely continued: “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.”
She added: “Check your lumps.”
Last month the reality star underwent surgery to have a “golf ball” sized lump on her neck removed after doctors warned her it could be “potentially cancerous”.
She posted a selfie after the procedure saying "I did it, very sleepy and painful; catch up soon."
Zooming in on her wound in her neck, she shared a video where she said: "Face & neck are swollen but surgery went really well, the lump of my thyroid was as big as a golf ball.
"The NHS Staff at QA Portsmouth have been unbelievable! And thank you for all your messages they have made me tearful."
A few weeks before Demi made an emotional video to her fans were she broke down telling them that she would have to get the operation.
Demi said: “I went to get my results today for my lump. And they think it could be cancerous so I have to have it operated on and removed in the next couple of weeks.
“Nothing is for certain but I'm really worried. I'm sure it'll be fine. It's a shock because you don't think, I was sat there in this waiting room and it was full of old people and I was the only young one there. I thought I'm so young for god's sake.”
She then went on to encourage her 1.1 million followers to get any lumps they are concerned about checked sooner rather than later.
She wrote: “Please don't put off getting lumps checked, if appointments keep getting cancelled then you need to chase it up. 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 can be potentially cancerous. Always push!”
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