Love Island star Demi Jones announced that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The 22-year-old shared the news on Instagram while holding a guide titled Understanding Thyroid Cancer.
The reality TV star said the tumor had been removed but she needed more surgery. OK report.
Demi said to her 1.1 million Instagram followers: “Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have thyroid cancer.
“The tumor was removed, but I must now have another operation to remove the rest of my thyroid.”
Demi 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 will jump back stronger.”
Demi’s message comes after the star had surgery to remove the knot from her neck.
In late April, she shared a photo from her hospital bed and told her legion of fans, “I did it,” along with an emoji with praying hands.
“Very sleepy and painful; catch up soon [red heart emoji]”Continued the star next to her snapshot, and her bloody gauze was visible, and a narrow tube came out of her neck.
She later returned to share a video enlarging her wound and wrote, “The face and neck are swollen, but the operation went very well, the lump on my thyroid gland was the size of a golf ball.
“The NHS staff at QA Portsmouth were amazing! And thanks for all of your messages that made me tearful.”
The reality star then went on, “In the meantime, I’m going to take a little break from posting on social media. I hope this raises awareness to check your lumps. Dear Demi x.”
The NHS explains that thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid, a small gland at the base of the neck that makes hormones.
It’s most common in people in their thirties and over 60 years of age. Women are two to three times more likely than men to develop it.
Thyroid cancer is usually treatable and in many cases can be completely cured, although it sometimes comes back after treatment, according to the NHS.
It was only in early April that Demi burst into tears in a video for her fans when she revealed that the lump on her neck could be cancerous.
She said at the time: “I wanted to get the results for my lump today and they think it could be cancerous. I need to have it operated on and removed.
“I’m worried, but I’m sure it will be fine. It’s just a shock because you just don’t think.
Demi tried to console herself as she continued, “I know a lot of women are going through this to make me feel good. It might not even be cancerous.
“You have to cut it out to be sure. I’m just a little bit shocked right now. I’ll be fine, I’ll have it removed and it should be fine.
“I was sitting there in the waiting room and it was full of old people and I was the only boy there.
“Please don’t put off having lumps checked out. If appointments keep getting canceled, you need to follow up on them.
“I was supposed to have this appointment 6 months ago. On my scan they said ‘everything looks fine’ and sent me on my way. I challenged him and asked if they could do more by saying, ‘well, us Can you test the liquid if you want us to? ‘
“Thank goodness, I asked, since it was the liquid that might have come back cancerous. Always squeeze,” urged Demi.