Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat and breast cancer
Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer!
Former world number one tennis player and gay rights activist announced on Monday that she has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer.
As reported, Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with Stage 1 throat cancer.
In addition, an unrelated form of breast cancer was discovered during exams. Both cancers are in their early stages with great outcomes.
The 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame will start treatment this month and her prognosis is good, her representative said in a statement.
“This double whammy is serious but still fixable, and I’m hoping for a favorable outcome,” the 66-year-old Navratilova said. “It’s going to stink for a while but I’ll fight with all have I got.”
She said she noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck while attending the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, in November, and a biopsy showed early-stage throat cancer.
While Navratilova was undergoing tests on her throat, she said, the unrelated breast cancer was discovered.
As soon as her health condition was shared with the public, social media is buzzing with thoughts and wishes for Martina Navratilova.
.@Martina is as brave as she is strong.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 2, 2023
She has fought this battle before, and she is in our thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/pF9LFnTQAc
I've just read about @Martina's cancer diagnosis. During her entire life&career Martina Navratilova has been a fighter, trailblazer, leader & a warrior on & off the court. A warrior-Queen!— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 2, 2023
Martina has supported me for years on this platform.
Please pray for her & support her!
Martina Navratilova! Hail, Champ!— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) January 2, 2023
The greatest winner in THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!
You will beat this and win…like you won every Wimbledon!!!https://t.co/rqk6nXnnVg pic.twitter.com/8VRg5QIOTC
Former tennis players took to social media to thank her well-wishers.
Needless to say my phone and twitter are both blowing up so I will say again- thank you all for your support and I am not done yet:)— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) January 2, 2023