Tennis star Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat cancer, breast cancer reemerges

Veronika Kudermetova, Elise Mertens, Martina Navratilova
Veronika Kudermetova, left, of Russia, and doubles partner Elise Mertens, right, of Belgium, pose with the winner’s trophy and former tennis player Martina Navratilova, center, following their win over Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both of the Czech Republic, in the doubles final of the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) Ron Jenkins/AP

Tennis star Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat cancer, breast cancer reemerges

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Czech-born American tennis legend Martina Navratilova, 66, revealed Monday that she has been diagnosed with stage one throat cancer, as well as a rediscovery of stage one breast cancer.

Because of the diagnoses, the former professional athlete will not cover the Australian Open in the studio for Tennis Channel, but she remains optimistic that she will be able to join by video from time to time.

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“This double whammy is serious but still fixable, and I’m hoping for a favorable outcome,” Navratilova said in a statement. “It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all I have got.”

She will begin treatment for the cancers this month, and her prognosis is reportedly strong.

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The tennis legend was previously diagnosed with an unrelated form of breast cancer in 2010. After a lumpectomy and six weeks of radiation, she was deemed cancer-free. The recently discovered throat cancer is type HPV, which is very responsive to treatment.

Navratilova has won a total of 59 Grand Slam titles, 18 of which were in singles.

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