Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was diagnosed with throat and breast cancer

Former world number one Martina Navratilova on Monday said she was diagnosed with throat cancer and breast cancer.

The Czech-American tennis player is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, winning a total of 59 Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles.

The 66-year-old said in a statement to the WTA: “This double incident is serious but still repairable.

“I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It will stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all I have.”

Navratilova was born in the Czech Republic, became a US citizen in 1981, was also diagnosed and defeated with breast cancer in 2010.

Navratilova added that the cancer is in Stage 1 and the prognosis is good, with treatments starting next week.

The cancer was first discovered in early November during the WTA final when Navratilova noticed a swelling in her neck that didn’t go away.

Navratilova representative Mary Greenham said: “Martina noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA final in Fort Worth. “When I couldn’t get down, a biopsy showed that it was stage 1 nasopharyngeal cancer.

“At the same time Martina was undergoing throat exams, a suspicious shape was found on her chest, which was later diagnosed as cancer, completely unrelated to throat cancer.

“Both of these cancers are in the early stages with excellent results.”

Greenham says Navratilova, who currently works as a tennis presenter on television and radio, will not be traveling to Melbourne for the Australian Open from 16 to 29 January but hopes to contribute to the cause. remote broadcasts.

“Martina will not be covering the Aussie Open for the Tennis Channel from their studio but hopes to occasionally participate using Zoom,” Greenham said.

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