Tennis legend Martina Navratilova revealed Monday she was identified with throat and breast most cancers after discovering a lump on her neck two months in the past.
Navratilova, 66, instructed The Instances she found an enlarged lymph node in her neck again in November and through exams it was additionally found that cancer had returned to her breast. She expressed optimism about her well being standing going ahead.
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“This double whammy is severe however nonetheless fixable,” the tennis nice instructed the outlet. “I’m hoping for a positive end result. It’s going to stink for some time however I’ll combat with all I’ve obtained.”
A spokesman for Navratilova instructed The Instances that “each these cancers are in early stage with nice outcomes.” She’s not anticipated to journey for the Australian Open as her remedy is reportedly set to start remedy for the cancers later this month.
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Each cancers are within the early phases.
She was identified with breast most cancers greater than a decade in the past. She underwent an operation to take away the most cancers cells together with radiation remedy and saved up together with her exhibition tennis schedule.
Navratilova is taken into account to be one of many best tennis gamers of all time – up there on the Mount Rushmore record with Serena Williams, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King and Margaret Courtroom. She was ranked No. 1 on the planet for 332 and gained 59 main titles throughout singles, doubles and combined doubles competitions.
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Notably, she gained 9 Wimbledon titles.