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Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer

The legendary tennis player Martina Navratilova revealed on Monday that she has been diagnosed with breast and throat cancer. The 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and International Tennis Hall of Fame member said in a statement that her prognosis is good and that she will begin treatment this month.

She said: “This double whammy is serious but still fixable, and I’m hoping for a favourable outcome,” the 66-year-old Navratilova said. “It’s going to stink for a while but I’ll fight with all have I got.”

How did Martina Navratilova find out about her Cancer?

She claimed that while watching the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, in November, she noticed a swollen lymph node in her neck. A biopsy revealed that she had early-stage throat cancer. Navratilova claimed that the unrelated breast cancer was found while she was having tests on her throat. In 2010, Navratilova received a noninvasive breast cancer diagnosis, leading to a lumpectomy.

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In total, she amassed 59 Grand Slam victories, including 10 in mixed doubles and 31 in women’s doubles. The most recent came a month before her 50th birthday in 2006, when she won the mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open with Bob Bryan.

After winning a record 167 singles matches, Navratilova retired in 1994, spending 331 weeks atop the WTA rankings. In 2000, she joined the tour again to play doubles, and she also made a few singles appearances.

In 2000, Navratilova was honoured by induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She has recently worked as a TV analyst.

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Navratilova “hopes to be able to join in from time to time” via video conference, according to the statement released on Monday, but she won’t be a regular part of Tennis Channel’s coverage of the Australian Open later this month.

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