In a strange twist to fate, Big Brother star Jade Goody's pap smear tests (used for early detection of cervical cancer) had wrongly given her the "all-clear signal" just 3 weeks before her diagnosis. Though it is constantly emphasized that such tests are fundamental for cancer detection, Jade Goody's story comes as a rude shock that this system isn't infallible.
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 tumor 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.