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Tennis great Navratilova suffers from throat and breast cancer

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World number one tennis player Martina Navratilova said today, Monday, that she is diagnosed with throat and breast cancer.

The 66-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, having won a total of 59 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles.

“This double whammy is dangerous, but still fixable,” Navratilova said in a WTA statement.

“I hope for a positive result. The smell will stink for a while, but I will fight with everything I have.”

Czech-born Navratilova, who became a US citizen in 1981, was diagnosed with breast cancer and beat it in 2010.

Navratilova added that the cancer was at an early stage and the prognosis is good, as treatment will begin next week.

swollen lymph nodes;

The cancer was first discovered in early November at the WTA Finals in Texas when Navratilova noticed a lump in her neck that did not go away.

“Martina noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA Finals in Fort Worth,” said Mary Greenham, Navratilova’s representative. When it didn’t go down, a biopsy was done, and the results came back as stage I throat cancer.

At the same time that Martina was undergoing throat examinations, a suspicious shape was discovered in her breast, which was later diagnosed as a cancer unrelated to throat cancer.

Both types of cancer are in their early stages with excellent outcomes. »

Greenham said Navratilova, who is now a TV and radio presenter, will not travel to Melbourne for the Australian Open from January 16-29, but hopes to contribute to the broadcast remotely.

“Martina will not be covering the Australian Open tennis from her studio but hopes to join Zoom from time to time,” said Greenham.

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