Published April 06, 2009
Farrah Fawcett's anal cancer has spread to her liver, her spokesman, producer Craig Nevius, announced Monday.
The 62-year-old "Charlie's Angels" star was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She was declared in remission on Feb. 2, 2007, but three months later, scans showed "not only had it recurred, it metastasized to her liver," Nevius said.
Fawcett just returned from Germany where she had undergone treatment to address the cancer's spread, he said.
Nevius reiterated, however, that Fawcett was "not at death's door."
Fawcett's doctor, cancer specialist Lawrence Piro, also told FOX News that if everything went as planned over the next few days, Fawcett, 62, could return home from the hospital, where she underwent what Piro described as a "minor procedure" that "led to a small amount of bleeding into a muscle in her abdominal."
Today's announcement capped a brutal weekend for the actress that also saw her son Redmond O'Neal arrested on drug charges.
O'Neal, 24, was arrested on Sunday after behaving erratically in a jail parking lot. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance when he and some friends tried to visit an incarcerated companion.
Radar Online reported that the troubled O'Neal, who checked himself out of rehab just last week, was caught with heroin and Xanax, and was being held on $25,000 bail.
Fawcett's spokesman Nevius said that despite her setbacks, "Farrah has hope, and she hopes that others will continue to hold onto theirs."