Love Island’s Demi Jones gets candid about cancer diagnosis in honest Q&A

Love Island’s Demi Jones gets candid about cancer diagnosis in honest Q&A

Love Island’s Demi Jones gets candid about cancer diagnosis in honest Q&A

Love Island star Demi Jones answered fan questions about her thyroid cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2021

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Demi Jones says her cancer scar is ‘still sore’ after a year

Love Island star Demi Jones opened up about her cancer diagnosis in an honest Q&A with fans.

The former Love Island star was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in May 2021, just a few months after appearing on the winter version of the ITV2 dating show.

She underwent two surgeries and radiation treatment after finding a lump the size of a golf ball on her throat – and was finally given the all-clear six months ago.

On Tuesday, the TV personality took to her Instagram Stories to answer all questions related to her cancer.

She told fans that she first discovered the lump, which looked like a ‘lopsided adam’s apple’, in 2019

One fan asked her: “Best things that helped you with your scar? Mine still seems so raw.”

Demi said she had the ‘fear of the unknown’



The star discovered the lump in 2019



“Girl, I literally feel you on this one,” she answered. “Even though [my scar] is literally over a year old now, it’s still so sore.

“If I catch it with my nail, it’s horrible but I’m using plenty of bio-oil and keeping it as moisturised as possible.”

Another fan asked Demi how she felt when she first found out about the cancer, to which Demi said she felt ‘numb’.

It was all a ‘blur’ for the star as she prepared for the ‘massive journey ahead of me’.

“It was more of the fear of the unknown,” she added. “But I had a brilliant support system around me and sharing my story with you guys made me feel so much more confident.”

Demi went on to answer a fan who asked if the cancer affected her ‘tiredness or energy’.

She underwent two surgeries and radiation treatment


( Instagram)

Ever since, the star uses her platform to discuss the importance of check-ups


( Demi Jones/Instagram)

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“Not a word of a lie, I feel like an old woman,” she said. “I think it’s part to do with your thyroid as it controls your energy levels as well and I haven’t got one anymore so I’m tired a lot of the time but I think the whole process of the recovery definitely drained me.”

Her second operation was the ‘scariest part’ for her as she knew how painful it was and how long the recovery was from the first operation.

As it was during the pandemic, Demi wasn’t allowed any visitors.

Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck which produces hormones.

It is most common in people in their 30s and those over the age of 60. While women are three times more likely to develop it than men, according to the NHS.

In most cases it can be cured completely, but sometimes it can return after treatment.

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