London, Aug 26 : It is constantly emphasized that smear tests are vital for the early detection of cervical cancer but Big Brother star Jade Goody's case is a terrifying reminder that the system is fallible.
The reality TV star was given the all-clear by medics, despite collapsing three weeks ago, and undergoing four tests to examine pre-cancerous cells, reports the Mirror.
Now, a large cancerous tumour in her womb has been spotted and the disease may have spread.
She faces a hysterectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and fears she may not live to see her two sons grow up.
The Harley Street consultant treating mum-of-two Goody has confirmed her patient's condition is severe.