The former tennis player diagnosed with throat and breast cancer
Martina Navratilova is suffering from cancer. The former world tennis number 1 was diagnosed with throat and breast cancer. Navratilova, 66, had previously undergone treatment for breast cancer diagnosed in 2010. ‘This double whammy is serious but still fixable and I’m hoping for a successful outcome. I have,” said the former US tennis player of Czech origin.
Navratilova, winner of 59 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles, will not travel to the Australian Open this month, where she was expected to cover the tournament as a televised pundit. The former tennis player’s entourage describes the prognosis as “good”. “Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with stage 1 throat cancer,” she said in a statement.
“The prognosis is good and Martina will start treatment this month. The type of cancer is HPV and this particular type responds very well to treatment. Martina noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA Finals in Fort Worth. It is then a biopsy was performed, the results showed stage 1 throat cancer.At the same time that Martina was being tested for her throat, she was found to have a suspicious form in her breast, later diagnosed as cancer, of the “All unrelated to throat cancer. Both of these cancers are in their early stages. Martina won’t be covering the Australian Open for the Tennis Channel from their studio, but hopes to be able to participate via Zoom from time to time.”