The final series of hit TV show Sex And The City will feature a tear-jerking plot where Kim Cattrall's character SAMANTHA discovers she has breast cancer.

The final 20-show series also features Sarah Jessica Parker's CARRIE BRADSHAW settling down with her on/off lover MR BIG.

However the most dramatic development is the cancer scare. A show insider says, "Samantha's life-or-death battle will turn the madcap party loving life of the rest of the girls upside-down.

"The writers agreed on no point-blank happy endings."