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Demi Jones revealed her scar on her neck to Instagram on Friday as she shared positive news regarding her diagnosis of thyroid cancer amid her ongoing battle.
The former Love Islander, 22, had a thyroidectomy earlier this month and she confirmed doctors had informed part of her thyroid was cancer-free.
She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year and underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her neck. Demi then underwent a follow-up procedure to completely remove the gland.
“I have incredible news! Demi Jones revealed her scar on her neck to Instagram on Friday as she shared positive news regarding her diagnosis of thyroid cancer amid the ongoing battle
Although she still needs iodine treatment and additional consultations, Demi confirmed that she felt “really optimistic” after the successful surgeries.
Wearing a strappy black top that showed off her scar without stitches, Demi told her followers, “I had some amazing news yesterday.
“I try to do this thing with everything cancer related – I try to go through it, digest it and understand first with myself, my friends and my family, then come to social media and to discuss my background.
“So yesterday I went to have my stitches removed, but again the scar is beautiful. My results came back from the other side of my thyroid and it was not cancer on the other side. ‘
Big announcement: The former Love Islander, 22, had a thyroidectomy earlier this month and she confirmed doctors informed part of her thyroid was cancer-free
She continued, “So we took the tumor out, there’s no cancer on that side, so that sounds really, really optimistic.
“I still have to have my iodine treatment in about a month and have further consultations to see where we are going to go from here, but it looks positive. “
Demi had neck surgery earlier in June and took to Instagram to emotionally update fans when she woke up.
Sharing a video of herself in her hospital bed after the thyroidectomy, she wrote, “I just woke up. The pain is so much worse this time. I have been sleeping for hours, the nurses struggled to wake me up.
Op: She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year and had an operation to remove a cancerous tumor in her neck, she also had a follow-up procedure to completely remove the gland
Positive: She told her followers, “So yesterday I went to have my stitches removed, but again the scar looks amazing. My results came back from the other side of my thyroid and it wasn’t cancer on the other side ‘
The reality TV star added, “Thanks for everyone’s kind messages. “
Giving her social media followers a better look at her bandaged neck, the former Love Island star moved the camera to her face before sliding it onto his chest, which was hidden under the sheets.
She then shared another clip, revealing the view from her hospital window at dusk while once again thanking fans for their best wishes.
‘Thanks for everyone’s messages. I will get back to you as soon as possible, ”wrote Demi.
It comes after the reality TV star revealed she shared the shocking news of her thyroid cancer diagnosis with fans on social media before telling her family.
Speaking on The ZeZe Mills, Demi admitted she was in shock to learn she had thyroid cancer, the first thing she did was tell her subscribers about Instagram.
Brave: Demi had neck surgery earlier in June and took to Instagram to emotionally update fans when she woke up
She said: “When I first found out that it could be cancerous, I was in shock and crying because I took to social media, and I shouldn’t have done it because I hadn’t even told my family yet.
‘I don’t even know why, I can’t even tell you because my head was confused and I was like’ Oh my god, guys! ”
The star also flaunted the two inch scar on her neck and said she would need a new operation.
Demi had her first operation in May to remove a tumor from her thyroid gland, admitting she was “incredibly worried” about it.
Speaking to The Sun, Demi said she was contacted by young girls who told her it was nice to see someone in the public eye who was not afraid to show their scar.
She said: “I was incredibly anxious because I had never had surgery before, and although it sounds silly, I was worried about the scar on my neck.
“Now I decided to really own it because a few young girls messaged me who had thyroid cancer saying it was nice to see someone with a scar. “
Demi still has to undergo further treatment to destroy any remaining cancer cells.
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Healing: Sharing a video of herself in her hospital bed after having thyroidectomy, she wrote: “I just woke up. The pain is so much worse this time ‘