Ex- EastEnders star Wendy Richards dying of cancer

October 5th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, October 5 (ANI): EastEnders queen Wendy Richards has revealed that she is dying of cancer, however, she plans to marry her long-term beau John Burns before the disease consumes her life.

The actress has declared that she is set to marry Burns before she starts her chemotherapy treatment on October 13.

The 65-year-old TV favourite said the devastating disease had returned, after she got a clean chit from breast cancer three years ago, and had now spread to her bones and a kidney.

“I went for my usual annual check-up and they found that some cancer cells had returned in my left armpit,” Telegraph quoted her as saying.

She said: “The drugs I was given to help had an adverse effect. If anything, they did more damage than good so my health has really deteriorated.

Now I have a cancerous growth on my right kidney and the cancer has spread to my bones.

Best known for playing Miss. Brahms in Are You Being Served? the actress further added: “Twice I”ve had breast cancer but this is different.

It’’s more aggressive this time, unfortunately, and has spread to the top of my spine and left ribs.

“My oncologist said I”ve got several useful years ahead of me but since then it’’s got worse.”

The actress also revealed that she had written her will and planned her funeral after being diagnosed with the disease in January. (ANI)

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