Love Island star Demi Jones has said that her battle with thyroid cancer has left her confidence ‘shattered’.
In an interview with The Sun, the reality TV star opened up about the aftermath of her diagnosis and how she’s developed ‘body dysmorphia’.
She told the publication: “I’m struggling with body dysmorphia at the moment. Before Love Island, I was on a strict diet and in the gym every day.
“I was the smallest I’d ever been and I managed to maintain it when I came out until the diagnosis.”
Jones went on to say how she’s accepting that it’s a ‘human thing’ for a person’s body to change over time, especially with everything that she’s been through.
In 2020, the 21-year-old made her appearance on the ITV dating show after losing a whopping three-stone. Yet one year later, she was diagnosed with cancer after pressuring doctors to take the growing lump on her neck seriously.
To get the all-clear, Jones underwent two operations. The first procedure removed the lump, while the second dealt with the removal of her thyroid.
Following the traumatic battle, the reality star said she’s keen ‘teach herself self-love’ and work on her confidence.
According to the NHS, thyroid cancer is one of the rarest forms of the disease and typically is found in women in their early 30s and over 60.
The usual signs include swollen glands in the neck, a painless or swelling lump in the front of the neck, difficulty swallowing, and a constant sore throat which shows no sign of improving.
Jones isn’t the only celebrity who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
In the past, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and singer Rod Stewart have also been diagnosed with the disease.
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