Farrah Fawcett's cancer spreads

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 April 2009
Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett's cancer spreads

Farrah Fawcett's anal cancer has spread to her liver but her doctors and friends insist reports she is at "death's door" are false

Farrah Fawcett's cancer has spread to her liver but she is "not on death's door".

Despite news the 'Charlie's Angels' star's anal cancer has infected another part of her body, her doctor insists she is not close to death and has been hospitalised due to complications arising from a "minor procedure".

Los Angeles cancer specialist Dr. Lawrence Piro said: "She had a minor procedure. That procedure led to a small amount of bleeding into a muscle in her abdominal wall which created a haematoma - a sac of blood that caused pressure and pain.

"She remains in good spirits with her usual sense of humour. She's been in great shape her whole life and has an incredible resolve and an incredible resilience."

TV producer and friend Craig Nevius added: "She's on the mend and will be going home very shortly. She's doing fantastic. Her fight goes on. She's not going anywhere anytime soon."

Craig - who is working with Farrah on 'A Wing and A Prayer', a documentary following her battle with the disease - angrily denied reports the 62-year-old actress is dying.

He added: "Let me tell you what she's not. She's not unconscious. She is not on death's door. The family has not gathered to say goodbye."

Farrah has been having "experimental" treatment in Germany to help stop the spread of the disease, but it is not stem cell treatment as previously reported.

Craig told the Chicago Sun Times newspaper: "It's never had anything to do with stem cells, or alternative treatments such as shark cartilage, coffee enemas or unproven detoxification diets.

"It's much more scientific than that. It's not a fringe treatment and the doctors have multiple, multiple degrees."

Farrah was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2006 - initially thought to be colon cancer.

Although doctors believed it had been successfully treated, the illness returned in May 2007.

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