Martina NavratilovaOne of the greatest tennis players of all time, she revealed this week that she has been diagnosed with both throat cancer and a recurrence breast cancer. “double whammy” She hoped that treatment would help her overcome this.

NavratilovaIn a statement, the 66-year-old said: her website She planned to start treatment for Stage 1 throat carcinoma this month, as it was discovered following a biopsy of an infected lymph node.

Navratilova She said that she noticed an enlarged node during WTA Finals in Fort Worth last year. and Chris Evert were honored.

“The prognosis is good,” Navratilova In the statement it said: “The cancer type is HPV and this particular type responds really well to treatment.”

HPV (human papillomavirus) is the leading cause of throat carcinoma. and It can be sexually transmitted.

It is believed to cause about 70 percent of oropharyngeal cancers — tumors of the back of the throat, the base of the tongue and The tonsils are according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the C.D.C. According to the C.D.C., there are approximately 3500 new HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancers that have been diagnosed in women. and 16200 men in America each year.

Navratilova The statement stated she was being tested on her throat while she made the statements. “suspicious form” It was discovered in her breast and was found to be an early stage cancer. The cancer was unrelated to the cancer of the throat.

Navratilova Also, in 2010, she was diagnosed with noninvasive breast cancer. and A lumpectomy was performed and Six weeks of radiation therapy

Published in an article On Monday she stated: “This double whammy is serious but still fixable, and I’m hoping for a favorable outcome.”

“It’s going to stink for a while,” Elle added, vowing that she will fight on.

Navratilova She stated on her website she will not be covering the Australian Open for Tennis Channel in the next month but that she hopes to become a member of the network. “from time to time” Zoom

NavratilovaShe, then 16, played her first Wimbledon match in 1973. and She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and received a flood of support after she revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer again.

Evert was a former rival who offered her his well wishes. and She was also a Grand Slam singles champion 18 times, and she revealed in January 2022 that her early stages of ovarian carcinoma had affected her.

Evert underwent chemotherapy and announced that in May she was free from cancer with a 90% to 95% chance of it never returning.

“Thinking of @Martina today and supporting her journey, like she did mine, with love and prayers,” Evert, 68, wrote on Twitter. “This is a woman who takes on challenges with strength and resilience…You got this, Martina!”

Billie Jean King was a great tennis player. Navratilova “as brave as she is strong.”

“She has fought this battle before, and she is in our thoughts and prayers,” Her writing was published on Twitter.

NavratilovaA bold and outspoken and Wide-ranging Commentator on Social Media, expressed appreciation for the support.

“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:),” she wrote On Twitter “Xoxoxo.”