Actress gives reality TV star some advice

EastEnders actress Wendy Richard has offered her support to fellow cancer sufferer Jade Goody.

The reality TV star, 27, has lost all her hair after having chemotherapy for cervical cancer.

But Wendy insists Jade must remain upbeat.

‘If you are a woman, losing your hair can be a really big deal, especially to someone as young as Jade,’ she says.

‘My message to her is to persevere and stay positive.’

Wendy, 65, who played Pauline Fowler in the BBC soap, was diagnosed with the disease again last year.

‘Twice I’ve had breast cancer but this is different. It’s more aggressive this time,’ she tells the Sunday People.

‘I have a cancerous growth on my right kidney and it has spread to my spine and left ribs.

‘I’m not dying. I’m staying positive because this illness won’t beat me.’

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Alison Adey