Demi Jones felt ‘angry’ as appointment to check lump was pushed back six times

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Demi Jones has revealed she felt "scared and angry" after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this month.

The Love Island star, 22, had noticed the lump in her neck in 2019 – before she stepped into the villa.

After coming out of Love Island, Demi had decided to get the lump checked once again by doctors.

Now, she has revealed her appointment was pushed back six times over seven moths amid the coronavirus pandemic.

After pushing to have her lump investigated further, Demi underwent surgery to have it removed and the fluid tested.

Weeks later, Demi revealed she was told the lump in her thyroid was in fact cancer.

Speaking to The Sun Online about her reaction to her diagnosis, Demi confessed: "If I’d listened to the doctors then I might be sitting here now not knowing I had cancer inside me.

"I’ve felt scared and angry. I went for a coffee the other day with a friend and said ‘Why me? I don’t know anyone my age who has got cancer’. But I’m lucky, my cancer is treatable."

Demi, who recently said she would like to see more curvy women on Love Island, said she is still baffled why her ultrasound test didn't pick up the cancer.

Speaking of her scan, which she had in October, she said: "The tests all came back completely clear. Even today I don’t know why the ultrasound didn’t show anything."

Demi decided to have her lump look into further after noticing it had grown more, which was motivated by her dad's heartbreaking terminal cancer diagnosis.

She explained: "They referred me straight away, but every time an appointment came through for another scan and blood test it was cancelled."

The appointment was pushed back six times, Demi revealed. She finally received a call at the end of March and went into hospital the following week.

However, more blood tests and ultrasounds did not show anything to be concerned about.

"They were about to send me away, but all I could think of was that they did that to Dad," she said. "It was only when they scanned his full body that they found cancer in his chest. So I asked if there were any more tests they could do."

Doctors offered to have the fluid in the lump drained and tested and later received the devastating news the lump was cancer.

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Demi recalled: "I had prepared for the worst, but my head still felt like scrambled egg as the doctor explained what needed to happen."

The Love Island star's cancer is slow-growing a treatable. But, she will now need invasive surgery to remove her entire thyroid and must take hormone tablets for life.

She said: "The doctors said I am likely to get tired and have low energy. I might also put on weight or lose it. It’s a bit overwhelming but it is a small price to pay."

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