Actress Danniella Westbrook reveals her battle with womb cancer

Lawrence Kim
September 24, 2018

She says she is scared of dying.

The actress and reality TV star, whose battle with substance abuse issues has been highly-publicised over the years, said she does not want to die and that she is determined to get better, but that she took cocaine to cope with the news initially.

After doctors failed to identify why she was bleeding so much - to the point she was changing her outfit six times a day - Danniella later turned to friend Kerry Katona in despair following a collapse in the shower and was rushed to hospital.

Westbrook said her mother survived womb cancer nearly 30 years ago after undergoing successful treatment and that she will follow suit.

Danniella Westbrook has revealed she has womb cancer and plans to have a hysterectomy.

"I want to live and sort out my health".

Westbrook, 44, said that her thoughts turned to her late friend Jade Goody, who died in 2009 from cervical cancer.

"She was my friend and what happened was so very bad".

She is now dedicated to focusing on her health and declared: "I know I need to fight".

'I simply retweeted the article and thanked them for a sensitive piece. but you can think I'm lying that's fine'. "I know I have to fight, I know I have to get up and battle it".

Westbrook said that she partied in Spain after hearing the news for two days, where she "used cocaine" because "I wanted to numb everything and get drunk", something she said she now regrets.

Danniella is now speaking out is to encourage more women to have smear tests, having not had one for years. My mum had the same cancer when I was 15.

The "EastEnders" actress is "hopeful" for the future as doctors have said they believe the cancer is "containable".

'I can assure you it's true and you're entitled to your opinions, ' she replied in a now-deleted tweet.

Even though doctors are not sure if her cancer has grown until her op, Danniella remains optimistic about recovery.

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