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Jade Goody says cancer has spread

Jade Goody
A series of shows on Living TV have documented Goody's cancer battle

Former Big Brother star Jade Goody has confirmed the cervical cancer she is being treated for has spread to her bowel, liver and groin.

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with the illness in August and has been receiving chemotherapy ever since.

Her spokesman, Max Clifford, said the 27-year-old was "trying to put on a brave face" for her two children.

She told The Sun: "I am devastated, frightened and angry. I don't want to die, I have so much to live for."

Goody, who appeared on the Channel 4 series in 2002 added: "The reality is I have gone from a 40% chance of a cure to seeing how long I can stay alive.

"The whole thing is absolutely terrifying, I am hoping a new type of treatment will suppress and control the cancer, which is very aggressive. I am in a nightmare."

Clifford said the team of doctors and surgeons who had been treating the star at London's Royal Marsden Hospital were now discussing the best way to treat the three tumours.

'Terrible news'

They are now looking at ways to prolong her life so she can spend as much time as possible with her sons.

"Obviously its a nightmare and it's terrible news for her," said Mr Clifford.

"She's gone through a hard time in recent times with the treatment."

Goody discharged herself from hospital last week to join sons Bobby, five, and four-year-old Freddie at their home in Upshire, Essex.

But she later returned after becoming violently ill and collapsing.

In September Goody had a hysterectomy , which at the time Mr Clifford said had "gone well".

Boyfriend Jack Tweed, 21, was said to be "numb" over the news and Goody has begun preparing a will.

Her sons currently are staying with their father, TV host Jeff Brazier.

Goody was first told of her cervical cancer in the diary room of the Indian version of Big Brother and flew home for emergency treatment.

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