Jade Goody's cancer spreads
Jade Goody has been told her cancer has spread, after chemotherapy failed
Jade Goody has been told her cancer has spread.
Doctors will now try to keep Jade alive for as long as possible after chemotherapy treatment failed. The former 'Big Brother' star was told yesterday (03.20.09) tumours have been found in her liver, bowel and groin after her cervical cancer spread.
Jade, 27, told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I am devastated. I am angry. I don't want to die because I have so much to live for. The reality is I have gone from a 40 per cent chance of a cure to seeing how long I can stay alive."
Jade - who was diagnosed with the deadly cancer last august - is currently at London's Marsden hospital where she was re-admitted last Friday (30.10.09) after collapsing in agonising pain.
She had previously discharged herself from the hospital against medical advice to be with her family.
The mother of two added: "The doctors have confirmed the worst. The chemotherapy hasn't been as effective as I hoped. They are now trying to work out the best way to attack these new tumours and still have an effect on the original cancer in the cervix."
"To try and remain positive, I am hoping a new type of treatment will suppress and control the cancer, which is very aggressive. I am in a nightmare.
"All I can do is hope a different combination of drugs and all the expert care will mean the cancer can be kept at bay. That's what I hope and pray will happen."
Jade, who has lost all of her hair during her treatment, was joined last night at her bedside by boyfriend Jack Tweed, 21, who is said to be "numb" at the news, while her mother Jackiey, 50, is said to be "in pieces." Jade's sons Bobby, five and Freddie, four are presently staying with their father, Jeff Brazier.
Jade was diagnosed with cancer while appearing on the Indian version of 'Big Brother', called 'Bigg Boss', in 2008. She flew home immediately for emergency treatment and has been battling the disease ever since.
Jade was originally admitted to hospital three years ago with stomach cramps but the cancer was not diagnosed until last year.