New stroke for the former world number one of the 80s, winner of 59 Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles between 1978 and 2006, who had already been treated for breast cancer (at an early stage) in 2010. Last October, during the finals of the WTA tournament in Fort Worth, where she lives, Martina Navratilova (66) noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck. When it didn’t go away, a biopsy was performed and the results revealed stage 1 throat cancer.
“This double accident is serious but still repairable and I hope for a favorable outcome. […] I will fight with everything I have. »
“When Martina underwent the throat tests, a suspicious lump was found in her breast, which was later diagnosed as cancer, unrelated to throat cancer.” reports a statement written by his press secretary. For his part, the naturalized American Czechoslovak declares: “This double accident is serious, but still repairable, and I hope for a favorable outcome. It may not smell good for a while, but I will fight with everything I have. »
“The type of cancer is HPV, and this particular type responds very well to treatment. Both of these cancers are at an early stage and the results are excellent.” we can read in the press release. In the near future, Martina will not be covering the Australian Open (January 16-29) for the Tennis Channel from their studio, but hope to participate from time to time by Zoom. » At this stage of the disease, the prognosis is good and the holder of 18 Grand Slam singles titles will be able to begin treatment this month.