Martina Navratilova, a tennis icon, has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer and has vowed to fight the disease with everything she has.
According to the BBC, she is anticipated to start receiving treatment for the condition in New York this month.
The disease was identified at an early stage, according to the 66-year-old, who had won 18 grand slam singles titles, giving her prospects of survival.
She expressed hope for a successful conclusion and stated the double whammy is significant but fixable.
It will stink for a while, but I’ll fight with everything I’ve got, she continued.
A representative for the tennis player said, “We are optimistic because the cancer was found early.”
The legendary tennis player would start receiving therapy in January.
Navratilova discovered a swollen lymph node in her neck while competing in the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, in November.
Following a biopsy, stage 1 throat cancer was discovered.
According to Mary Greenham, Navratilova’s agent, both of these cancers have excellent prognoses and are in the early stages.
According to The Marca, Chris Evert, another tennis legend, revealed she had ovarian cancer last year.
In addition, Carla Suarez recently beat Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Colombian Catalina Castano, the Italian Francesca Schiavone, the Americans Nicole Gibbs and Vicky Duval, and the Russian Alysa Kleibanova were among professionals who overcome the illness.