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Navratilova diagnosed with Stage 1 throat and breast cancer

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova said Monday she was diagnosed with both throat cancer and breast cancer.

“This double blow is serious but still fixable,” the 66-year-old said in a statement. “I expect good results.

Navratilova’s fighting spirit is well documented. She won a total of 59 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. And she has already beaten cancer once.

She underwent tests after discovering swollen lymph nodes in her neck at the WTA Finals in Fort Worth in November. was then. Specifically, one of the more treatable cancers, human papillomavirus (HPV).

Navratilova has no plans to attend the Tennis Channel’s next Australian Open, but hopes to arrange an appearance on Zoom in the near future.

When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 53, she cried for “about 15 seconds” and asked her doctor: What are the next steps? ”

At this time, the prognosis is said to be good, and her treatment will begin next week, primarily in New York City.

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