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Demi Jones revealed her devastating battle with cancer earlier this year.
And she has now confirmed that she has an agonising six-month wait before knowing if it's completely gone yet.
The Love Island beauty shocked fans when she revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid and had to have surgery to remove a golf ball-sized lump from her neck. She was also given further treatment to destroy any remaining cancer cells.
And now in an update to fans, she has revealed she will need to wait until the end of the year before knowing if the cancer has gone or if she needs any more treatment.
Demi says she will have to wait for six months to know if her cancer is fully gone
"I haven't been told that I’m cancer free yet. I’m not actually sure if it's completely gone or completely not gone yet," she said in an Instagram Q&A with her fans.
"I've got to have some further iodine treatment in about six weeks' time and some scans but hopefully by the end of the year I’ll know whether I’m cancer free."
Demi feels "fortunate" that she didn't need to have chemotherapy.
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She told her fans: "I'm fortunate enough not to go through chemotherapy.
"I’ve had my surgery to remove the thyroid and I’m going to have some further iodine treatment."
The 22-year-old has been grateful for all the support she's been given by her fans, friends and family alike.
She has been open about her battle with thyroid cancer
"The support has been so overwhelming, but it is hard especially when I’m caught socialising with my friends and I’m drinking and people are coming up to me and asking me about my cancer, it can make me quite emotional," she said.
“But I’m being super strong and super positive and I’ll get through it."
Demi admits she regrets not telling her family about her diagnosis first
(Image: Demi Jones/Instagram)
Demi has one regret about her whole journey though – not telling her family about it before she posted it on social media.
In an interview with Zeze Millz, she said: "When I first found out it could be cancerous, I was in shock and I was crying because I went on social media, and I shouldn’t have done that because I hadn’t even told my family yet.
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"I don’t even know why, I can’t even tell you because my head was scrambled and I was like 'Oh my God, guys!'"