Cancer-stricken Jade Goody yesterday underwent emergency surgery to remove a life-threatening golf ball-sized tumour, according to reports.
The reality TV star - who is fighting for her life after being told the disease had spread to her bowel, groin and liver - was told by docs that they had to operate immediately to save her life after locating a golf ball-sized growth, the Daily Mirror said.
The tumour was found after she complained of agonising stomach pains, reports the Daily Express.
The Big Brother star was first diagnosed with the illness last August and has undergone extensive chemotherapy treatment, which has left her hairless.
She is also being given a new drug to help combat her spreading illness.
Doctors have reportedly prescribed a two-month course of Topotecan, which is still being tested in the UK and is used by sufferers who do not respond to more conventional treatments.
Goody said it had given her a glimmer of hope.