Martina Navratilova has been recognized with two types of cancers, the tennis nice stated on Monday.
Navratilova, 66, has throat and breast most cancers, although each had been found within the early phases.
“This double whammy is severe however nonetheless fixable, and I’m hoping for a beneficial end result,” Navratilova stated in a press release. “It’s going to stink for some time, however I’ll combat with all have I obtained.”
The American gained 16 grand slams general together with three Australian Open titles and 7 at Wimbledon.
she is a staunch advocate for homosexual rights and referred to as Margaret Court docket a “racist and a homophobe” in 2017 after the previous Australian tennis champ turned pastor got here out strongly in opposition to same-sex marriage. She has additionally referred to as for Melbourne’s Margaret Court docket Enviornment to be renamed.
Navratilova beforehand had breast most cancers in 2010, however was deemed cancer-free after a lumpectomy and 6 months of radiation, reported the New York Put up.
Navratilova was in for a throat examination when each types of the illness had been found. She’s going to start therapy later this month.
The Czech-born Navratilova was one of many extra dominant gamers within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, claiming 18 Grand Slam singles titles. She had a long-running rivalry with American Chris Evert, who just lately battled ovarian most cancers.
“I actually didn’t discuss a lot about breast most cancers earlier than I had it,” Navratilova beforehand instructed Individuals.
“Now, I’m approached by girls and we share our tales. It’s encouraging to see that there’s life after most cancers.”
Components of this story appeared within the New York Put up and is reproduced with permission.