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Jade Goody: dying with dignity?

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Graham Stewart | 08:52 UK time, Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Jade Goody

Reality TV star Jade Goody is at the centre of a bidding war for interviews and pictures as she faces terminal cancer in the full glare of the media spotlight. We asked you this morning whether there's any dignity in dying this way?

Jade was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in August and last week learned she had just months to live after it spread to her bowel, liver and groin. Her wedding to boyfriend Jack Tweed takes place this Sunday amidst reports that she could earn upto £1m from the television and magazine rights.

Jean in Aberdeen who called the show this morning said: "She's very brave 'cause she's getting paid for it. If she put half her money into cancer research I wouldn't mind, but she's exploiting it."

Jade says she's simply making plans for the future care of her two children, Bobby, 5, and Freddy, 4. Kris in Edinburgh texted me to say: "How can anyone feel anything other than sympathy for Jade? She is a vulnerable, ill-educated young woman who is trying to look after her kids. Good luck to her."

And could Jade actually save lives? We heard from Cancer Research Campaign Scotland who told us that they've seen a massive increase in the number of people visiting their website to look for information about cervical cancer.

Please continue to post your comments here. In the meantime there's an interesting interview with her publicist Max Clifford on BBC Radio 1's website.


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