Jade Goody's hysterectomy operation to treat her cervical cancer has been described as "a success" by her publicist, Max Clifford.

The 27-year-old underwent surgery after being told the cancer had not spread.

And following the operation she is now due to begin chemotherapy and radiotherapy at London's Royal Marsden hospital, which specialises in treating cancer patients.

The reality TV star's children, three-year-old Freddie and five-year-old Bobby, are staying with their father - Jade's former partner Jeff Brazier.

Her mother Jackiey Budden is with her in hospital, but on-off boyfriend Jack Tweed is in prison after being jailed for 18 months for assaulting a teenage boy with a golf club.

Jade was informed of her cancer diagnosis while on the Indian version of Big Brother, flying home immediately after tests proved positive.

13/09/2008 11:14:39