LATEST: British reality TV star Jade Goody was told she would have died of cancer within three months without emergency treatment.
The former Big Brother contestant was at the centre of international controversy last year (07) after making allegedly racist comments about fellow housemate Shilpa Shetty during a celebrity series of the show.
She was diagnosed with cervical cancer this week (begs18Aug08) - and doctors broke the news as she was appearing on India's version of Big Brother.
Goody immediately flew back to U.K. to start treatment - and admits medics told her that without emergency surgery, she would only have months to live.
In an interview with British newspaper The Sun, mum-of-two Goody says, "I asked my consultant what would have happened if I'd stayed for the full three months of BB. I was told, 'Jade, you would have died.'
"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."