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Goodey needed urgent treatment

world Updated: Aug 23, 2008 19:57 IST

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Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty's tormentor Jade Goody would have died within three months without urgent treatment for her cervical cancer, media reported on Saturday.

27-year-old Jade, who broke down and wept uncontrollably after coming to know of the disease which is now in an advanced stage, told The Sun, tabloid, Friday night that she would undergo a hysterectomy next week after "specialists said she would have died within three months without urgent treatment for her cervical cancer."

And although the disease has now been caught, shattered Jade, mother of two sons - Bobby, five, and Freddie, three - still faces a terrifying battle.

According to the report in the tabloid, doctors told her yesterday a large tumour in her womb may have spread to her blood stream - putting major organs such as her liver and kidneys at risk.

"I've got no control over this disease and I'm bloody terrified. I am going to fight the damn thing every step of the way because I have two beautiful boys who are my world."

"But I have to be realistic and face the possibility that I might not live to see them grow up. I can't face telling my boys because they are so young. They think mummy has a tummy ache."

Jade bravely spoke yesterday for the first time since receiving the devastating news while appearing in the Indian version of Big Brother called Bigg Boss - six days ago.

Denying that the whole thing was a publicity stunt, Jade said she was wrongly given the all-clear at first after being rushed to hospital just three weeks ago.

"I'm sitting here desperately trying to come to terms with the fact that I might die, while people are out there accusing me of making my illness up."