Jade Goody's cervical cancer has spread further than initially thought, doctors discovered during her eight-hour hysterectomy.
Her surgeons made the devastating discovery that the cancer had reached 'Stage Three' - or had moved beyond the organ, when they found cancer cells in a muscle behind her womb.
Until surgeons operated on Goody they were unsure of what they would find.
Before Goody's gruelling eight-hour operation, doctors had believed that the Big Brother star had a 95 per cent chance of remission.
But since the procedure, they have revealed her recovery odds have dropped - to slightly better than 50 per cent, it was reported in the Sunday Mirror.
It means the mother-of-two will be unable to have any more children and will now have to undergo an intense nine-week course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to eradicate any remaining cancer cells.
Goody, 27, still under sedation at London's Royal Marsden Hospital's intensive care ward, was yet to be told the latest shattering news.
Her publicist Max Clifford had told MailOnline after the operation that she would be in intensive care for 24 hours.
A close friend of Goody's told the Sunday Mirror: 'It is not the news [the doctors] were hoping for but they believe they have removed all the cancerous cells and she has a decent chance of making a full recovery.'
...Surgeons kept Goody's ovaries intact for hormonal reasons, as usually when women have a radial hysterectomy with the ovaries removed they go through the menopause.
Technically she could still have children via a surrogate pregnancy, but she's been advised against doing so in case her eggs are carrying any cancer cells.