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Love Island's Shaughna Phillips Pays Emotional Tribute To Demi Jones Following Cancer Diagnosis

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Love Island's Shaughna Phillips Pays Emotional Tribute To Demi Jones Following Cancer Diagnosis

Love Island star Shaughna Phillips has posted an emotional tribute to her fellow former islander Demi Jones after she revealed her cancer diagnosis.

On Thursday, Demi, 22, revealed she is battling thyroid cancer after seeking treatment for a 'golf ball sized' lump in her neck.

After she confirmed the heartbreaking news, Demi's followers and members of the public have offered widespread love and support, including from Shaughna who posted a throwback clip on Instagram from their series of Love Island.

Check out the clip from Love Island 2020 below:

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Fans of the ITV2 dating show will remember that when Demi awaited Nas' return from Casa Amor, Shaughna offered her some words of encouragement. In the caption alongside the post, Shaughna wrote: "My sweet, gentle, beautiful girl, the same message I was giving you in the video applies today more than ever. Game face on my girl, you've got this.

Shaughna paid tribute to Demi following her cancer diagnosis (Credit: Instagram)
Shaughna paid tribute to Demi following her cancer diagnosis (Credit: Instagram)

"I love you so much and I am so lucky to have you in my life."

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Demi responded to Shaughna's post, writing: "I'm literally crying. I love you so much, so grateful to have you in my life."

Addressing her 1.1 million followers on Thursday, Demi wrote: "Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have thyroid cancer.

Demi Jones confirmed her thyroid cancer diagnosis on Thursday (Credit: ITV2)
Demi Jones confirmed her thyroid cancer diagnosis on Thursday (Credit: ITV2)

"The tumour has been removed but I'm now due to have more surgery to remove the rest of my Thyroid."

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Demi added: "I'm staying very positive and I'm a strong girl so I'll be fine, thank you for your love and support always. I'll bounce back stronger."

She also included a warning to others who might be reading her post, to check any lumps they may be worried about.

In April, Demi underwent surgery to remove a 'golf ball sized' lump she was worried about on her neck, back in April, because doctors thought it could be cancerous.

Shaughna wrote an emotional tribute to Demi and shared it on Instagram (Credit: ITV 2)
Shaughna wrote an emotional tribute to Demi and shared it on Instagram (Credit: ITV 2)
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Ahead of the operation, she told fans: "I'm worried, but I'm sure it will be fine. It's just a shock because you just don't think.

"I was sat there in the waiting room and it was full of old people and I was the only young one there."

She added at the time that she only had the lump - which she first noticed in January 2019 - removed because she pushed doctors to look at it again, following her dad's cancer battle.

Thyroid cancer is most common in people in their 30s and women are two to three times more likely to develop it than men, according to the NHS.

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We are wishing Demi a speedy recovery!

If you have any questions or concerns about cancer, the Macmillan Support Line is open every day from 8am-8pm on 0808 808 00 00. Further information and support is available online at macmillan.org.uk including peer-to-peer support on the Online Community.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: News, Celebrity News, Love Island

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