World tennis player Martina Navratilova on Monday revealed that she has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer. The American tennis star is considered to be one the greatest players of all time and has won an astounding total of 59 Grand Slam titles across singles and doubles.
Navratilova first found out about an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA Finals in Fort Worth in November 2022, after which she underwent tests. That was here doctors discovered Stage 1 throat cancer and now Stage 1 breast cancer is also diagnosed. Specifically, it is human papillomavirus (HPV), which is among the few treatable cancers
Martina Navratilova released a statement addressing the illness. The statement said, “This double whammy is serious but still fixable. I’m hoping for a favourable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all have I got.”
The statement released by the 66-year-old said, “Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with stage one throat cancer,” read the statement. “The prognosis is good and Martina will start her treatment this month.
“The cancer type is HPV and this particular type responds really well to treatment. Martina noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA finals in Fort Worth. When it didn’t go down, a biopsy was performed, the results came back as stage one throat cancer.
“At the same time as Martina was undergoing the tests for the throat, a suspicious form was found in her breast, which was subsequently diagnosed as cancer, completely unrelated to the throat cancer.
Martina Navratilova also expressed that she will not be available for her media commitments during the Australian Open 2023. The statement further added, “Both these cancers are in their early stages with great outcomes. Martina won’t be covering the Australian Open for Tennis Channel from their studio but hopes to be able to join in from time to time by Zoom.”