Big Brother star Jade Goody has been told by doctors that her cancer may have spread and the worst case scenario is that she may only have 10 years to live.

The 27-year-old mother of two was also told she must have a hysterectomy and intensive chemotherapy, which they hope will kill off her cervical cancer, according to the Daily Mirror.

But more tests are required before her medical team can give her a full picture of the severity of her cancer.

On Wednesday, she told a friend: “They told me about the worst-case scenario – where I might not even survive 10 years. I’m all over the place. I can’t stop crying.

“It was even worse than I was expecting. But I know I have to get through this. I have now had to give up any hope of having children, but I am already thinking about adopting.”

Jade’s form of cancer can spread through the tissue around the cervix or the lymphatic system. If the cancer is confined to the cervix and has not spread to the lymph nodes, the cure rate can be higher than 90 per cent.

But if it spreads to the lymph glands the cure rate is halved and even if seemingly cured, any return of it is a death sentence.

Jade only discovered she had cervical cancer a few weeks ago while on the Indian version of Big Brother.