Farrah Fawcett by John Shearer/WireImage.com
During a routine three-month checkup, doctors told Farrah Fawcett - deemed cancer-free in February - that they had found a malignant polyp, smaller than a pea. "She was
devastated at first," friend (and
producer) Craig Nevius tells
. "And then... as was the case last time, she became much stronger and started dealing with it, and she's beginning to make a plan."
Farrah, who is finalizing treatment options, had not even had the opportunity to tell some loved ones when news got out via the
. "It is now clear," says Nevius, "that the tabloids are as invasive and malignant as cancer." Worse, no amount of radiation will make