DEMI Jones has revealed her heartbreak as "nasty" trolls claimed she LIED about her thyroid cancer diagnosis.
The 22-year-old Love Island star has been left shell-shocked by her health battle in recent weeks.
She appeared on Good Morning Britain today to warn others after a lump in her throat went undiagnosed for two years.
But during her emotional interview, the reality star admitted she's been the victim of online abuse about her cancer.
She told hosts Susanna Reid and Bill Turnbull: "I've had nasty comments from people saying I'm lying, and 'she's this and she's that'.
"I saw it on my Instagram and thought 'that's ridiculous'. But unfortunately there are people out there like that.
"I don't respond to trolling on social media. It's not worth my time.
"I am really strong about it, I've always been like that, but it makes me really sad.
"I'm not lying about this or what I'm doing about it at all. It's a really serious thing and I don't want to be going through this."
Demi said she is speaking out about her thyroid cancer battle to help others push for testing after it was missed by medics before she went on Love Island in January 2020.
After pestering doctors to investigate further, she was given the devastating news she's been living with thyroid cancer "for years".
Demi added: "If I could save one person's life, or get young girls to check their lumps then that's just amazing to me."
Thyroid cancer develops in your thyroid gland, which is located in your neck, and is usually noticed when a lump forms there.
The cells within the thyroid grow too quickly and create a lump.
Symptoms of thyroid cancer
The symptoms of thyroid cancer include:
- If you notice a painless lump or swollen glands in your neck
- Difficulty swallowing food and drink
- A sore throat that doesn't go away after a number of weeks
There are four types which include: papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.
There are many ways to treat the disease including surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine treatment, external radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
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