'Love Island' star Demi Jones encourages cancer checks

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Demi Jones attends the SHEIN x Klarna pop up event on April 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for SHEIN)
Demi Jones attends a SHEIN x Klarna pop up event. (Getty Images for SHEIN)

Love Island star Demi Jones has been encouraging people to get checked out if they spot any signs of cancer.

The reality star was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year before becoming free of the disease in December.

Jones was treated at Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital which has seen a large increase in people being referred for diagnostic tests for head and neck cancers since Jones went public with her diagnosis.

Read more: Love Island star Demi Jones announces she is cancer free

Jones commented on the increase of people seeing their doctor: "I'm thrilled to see an increase in the number of people getting tested for head and neck cancers since I've openly shared my personal story, it really highlights the impact of social media and how important it is to talk.

Strictly the Real Full Monty star Demi Jones is cancer free. (ITV)
Strictly the Real Full Monty star Demi Jones is cancer free. (ITV)

She added: "Although it's a horrible thing to go through, I'm so pleased to have helped people and continue to encourage, especially young people, to get checked and potentially save lives."

Jones regularly updated her social media followers on her experience of cancer up to her being declared cancer free 28 weeks ago.

At the time, she wrote on Instagram: "I’M CANCER FREE!!!! I did it! I got my full body scan results back and there’s not a single cancer cell left in my body, it’s been such a difficult year mentally and physically for me with my surgeries and treatment but I’m beyond grateful for everyone’s kindness and support over this past year.

"I will continue to be an advocate for cancer awareness and all my love and strength goes out to those who continue to fight this awful disease, here’s to a healthy and happy 2022."

<p>Former Love Island contestant Demi Jones shared during an appearance on Good Morning Britain that trolls have accused her of lying over her thyroid cancer diagnosis.</p>
<p>Credit: @GMB via Twitter / Good Morning Britain / ITV</p>
Former Love Island contestant Demi Jones shared during an appearance on Good Morning Britain that trolls have accused her of lying over her thyroid cancer diagnosis. (ITV)

Jones also nominated her surgeon Costa Repanos Best Doctor in the national Who Cares Wins health awards, run by The Sun newspaper and NHS Charities Together.

Repanos said of being nominated: "It's really humbling to realise, particularly for cancer patients, the profound, life-changing effect that we have on our patients' lives. For such a young lady, Demi is an incredibly brave, smart and determined individual and it's been a pleasure to have been involved in her care."

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