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RIP: Jade Goody Dies At 27, Reminding Women Everywhere To Get Pap Smears

Jade Goody died this weekend after a brief battle with cervical cancer at the young age of 27. She is survived by her two young sons and her husband. Though she probably didn’t register on your pop culture radar (she was a fixture on British reality TV), her story should serve as a reminder for all women to get regular pap smears, as a way of checking, preventing, and/or treating cervical cancer, which can spread and kill quickly. Please check out what we have written about the subject matter, after the jump, and make sure to schedule an appointment with your own doctor if it’s been more than a year since your last checkup.
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Star Couplings: Britney Spears Sneaks Calls To Former Manager

  • Britney’s former manager, Sam Lufti is fighting back against the restraining order that was issued against him by the pop star. He claims he hasn’t been harassing Spears, but that she’s been reaching out to him. Supposedly, Brit has been sneaking calls to Lufti on a pre-paid cell phone. [People]
  • We mentioned last week how cancer-striken reality star Jade Goody was getting married. Well, now all the details about her dream wedding have been revealed. [OK!]
  • So Lindsay Lohan did get that “shhh…” tattoo just like Lily Allen and Rihanna — she says it’s a “female empowerment thing.” You know what else is a female empowerment thing? Eating some effing food so you don’t die of malnutrition. [DListed]
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    Terminal Cancer Isn’t Stopping Reality TV Star Jade Goody From Being Camera Shy

    Reality TV star Jade Goody made headlines for her antics on “Big Brother” in the U.K. Instant notoriety came when she said, “I thought East Anglia was abroad.” But now she’s in the headlines for another, much more tragic reason. The 27-year-old has been fighting an uphill battle with cervical cancer since last August. Unfortunately, chemotherapy hasn’t worked to combat the cancer that is rapidly spreading throughout her body. Doctors have given the star only weeks to live. In an interview, Jade revealed how she felt when she received the news.

    “I couldn’t breathe when they told me, just screamed and cried and said, ‘Can’t anyone do anything to help me!’ Because a few weeks ago when they first told me the chemo hadn’t worked they said it didn’t have to be the end.”

    Jade is aware of her inevitable fate, but instead of accepting the idea that she’s dying, she’s choosing to live in the moment instead.
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