Sunday 23 July 2017

Navratilova: I have breast cancer

Martina Navratilova has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer
Martina Navratilova has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer

Martina Navratilova has announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The 53-year-old was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of the disease called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in February.

The nine-time Wimbledon champion admitted she was completely shocked by the diagnosis although the prognosis is positive.

Navratilova told People magazine: "I cried. It knocked me on my *** really.

"I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it's completely out of my hands."

Dr Mindy Nagle added: "It was the best-case scenario you could imagine for detecting breast cancer" while Dr Shelley Hwang, a breast surgeon at UC San Francisco, said there is only a 1% chance those diagnosed with DCIS will die as a result.

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