She was diagnosed with throat and breast cancer after being diagnosed with an enlarged lymph node in her neck during last year’s competition in Texas.
London, Great Britain. Doctors told Martina Navratilova that “as far as they know, I don’t have cancer” and that she should be “good” after additional radiation therapy.
Navratilova, 66, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, spoke about her health in an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, due to air on Tuesday.
In January, Navratilova announced that she had throat and breast cancer and would begin treatment.
At the time, Navratilova said she had a check-up in November 2022 after she was diagnosed with an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Her doctors discovered stage 1 throat cancer and later unrelated stage 1 breast cancer.
One day in 2010, she battled breast cancer by undergoing a successful lumpectomy to remove the cancer cells.
“I didn’t need chemo,” she told CNN at the time. “The operation was minor. I was discharged from the hospital that day, so there was nothing that could hit my butt hard and really hurt me, so I’m lucky to have cancer that can be controlled in this way.”
During an interview with Morgan, according to The Sun, Navratilova said that when she was diagnosed, “I was in total panic for three days thinking I might not see next Christmas,” and made a list of the things she wanted. do.
Considered by many to be one of the best tennis players of all time, Navratilova has won 59 Grand Slam titles overall, including 31 in women’s doubles and 10 in mixed doubles. The last was the mixed doubles championship with Bob Bryan at the 2006 US Open, a month before her 50th birthday.
Navratilova initially retired in 1994 after a record 167 singles titles and 331 weeks at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She returned to the tour to play doubles in 2000 and occasionally singles.
In recent years, she has worked as a television analyst.