'Love Island' star Demi Jones, 22, tells fans she has thyroid cancer

Demi Jones has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. (PA)
Demi Jones has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. (PA)

Love Island star Demi Jones has told fans that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

The 22-year-old reality TV star posted a message on her Instagram Story saying that her tumour had been removed but that she would be having an operation to remove the rest of her thyroid.

Sharing a picture of a leaflet on the illness, she assured her fans that she was "staying very positive".

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"Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have thyroid cancer," Jones wrote.

"The tumour has been removed but I’m now due to have more surgery to remove the rest of my thyroid. I’m staying very positive and I’m a strong girl so I’ll be fine, thank you for your love and support always."

Jones said she would 'bounce back stronger'. (Demi Jones Instagram)
Jones said she would 'bounce back stronger'. (Demi Jones Instagram)

"I’ll bounce back stronger," she went on.

Adding a heart emoji, the star urged fans: "Check your lumps."

Jones revealed last month that doctors has discovered a lump they thought could be cancerous.

She told her Instagram followers at the time that she was "shocked" about the potential diagnosis.

Jones was one of the singletons looking for romance on the 2020 winter series of Love Island and finished in third place alongside Luke Mabbott.

According to the NHS, thyroid cancer “is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones”.

Love Island contestants (couples left to right) Jess Gale and Ched Uzor, Siannise Fudge and Luke Trotman (see rear partially hidden), Luke Mabbott and Demi Jones (centre) and winners Finley Tapp and Paige Turley, walk together after arriving at Heathrow Airport in London following the final of the reality TV show. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Demi Jones was a contestant on Love Island's winter 2020 series. (PA Images via Getty Images)

The website said: “It's most common in people in their 30s and those over the age of 60. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop it than men.

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“Thyroid cancer is usually treatable and in many cases can be cured completely, although it can sometimes come back after treatment.”

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