Martina Navratilova, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, revealed Monday that she has been diagnosed with two types of cancer.
In a statement issued by her rep, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame said her prognosis for both throat cancer and breast cancer was sound. rice field.
Treatment will start this month.
“This double blow is serious, but it is still fixable and we hope to have a positive outcome,” Navratilova said.
“It will stink for a while, but I will fight with all my might.”
Navratilova, now 66, has won a total of 59 Grand Slam titles in her impressive career.
She had previously battled breast cancer in 2010.
The iconic athlete explained that he noticed swollen lymph nodes in his neck while attending the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas last November.
A biopsy was performed from it, and it turned out to be an early-stage throat cancer.
An unrelated breast cancer was also discovered while Navratilova underwent a throat exam, she said.
Navratilova retired in 1994, winning 167 singles titles and leading the WTA rankings for 331 weeks.
However, he returned to the tour in 2000 to play doubles and occasionally competed in singles.
Since this time, Navratilova has been involved in tennis as a coach, broadcaster and WTA Tour ambassador.
She has often emphasized the importance of preventive testing to combat certain diseases such as breast cancer.
Navratilova was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000.
A statement released this week confirmed that Navratilova No It will be a regular part of Tennis Channel’s coverage of the Australian Open later this month.
She “hopes to join us from time to time” via video conferencing, the message said.
We sincerely wish Martina Navratilova a complete recovery. with prayers.