Love Island’s Demi Jones has shared an update amid her thyroid cancer battle, after her recent thyroidectomy.
The ITV2 star – who appeared on the dating show last year – announced her diagnosis last month, after previously having a lump removed from her neck.
Taking to Instagram, she showed off her post-surgery scar, explaining that she had the results back from tests on part of her thyroid, and said it ‘wasn’t cancer on the other side’.
‘I had some amazing news yesterday,’ she told fans.
‘I am trying to do this thing with anything cancer related – I am trying to go through it, digest it and understand with me and my friends and family first and then come on social media and discuss my journey.
‘So yesterday I went to have my stitches out, but again the scar is looking amazing. My results came back from the other side of my thyroid and it wasn’t cancer on the other side.
‘So we have got the tumour removed, there is no cancer on this side so that’s looking really, really optimistic.
‘I still have to have my iodine treatment in about a month’s time and have further consultations to see where we are going to go from here but it’s looking positive.’
Demi went under the knife earlier this month for an operation on her thyroid, and explained the pain was ‘so much worse’ as she recovered from the second surgery.
She opened up about her health battles for the first time in May, urging fans to get checked out properly.
‘Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have thyroid cancer,’ she told social media followers at the time, vowing to ‘bounce back’ over the news.
‘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. I’ll bounce back stronger.
‘Check your lumps.’
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