Martina Navratilova has won over 59 Grand Slam tennis championships over her illustrious career, which makes her one of the greats of all time. Unfortunately, the legendary tennis player has recently been diagnosed with Stage 1 throat and breast cancer but luckily, she stated that her condition can be cured.

The tennis icon claimed that she found out about her condition in November when a swollen lymph node in her neck was detected. “The cancer type is HPV and this particular type responds really well to treatment,” one of her representatives stated.

Navratilova has undergone multiple tests and a lump was detected in her breast, which was not at all linked to her throat cancer. The representative reported that both cancers are in the early stages and that the future is favorable.

Navratilova said,

“This double whammy is serious but still fixable. I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while but I’ll fight with all I have got.”

The 9-time Wimbledon champion earlier fought breast cancer in 2010. Navratilova was declared cancer-free six months following radiation treatment. Her treatment will start this month onwards and she has to miss the Australian Open, where she serves as a TV analyst for the Tennis Channel. We hope she’ll be cured really soon and get back to her normal life. Until then, keep an eye on Thirsty for the latest updates.

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