Martina Navratilova says she’s cancer-free

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Martina Navratilova returned to work for Tennis Channel television to cover the Miami Open on Tuesday, and less than three months later she said she had throat cancer and breast cancer.

“I’m happy to be back. I’m excited to be here,” said the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. How many are there?”

Navratilova, 66, said she lost her sense of taste and lost 15 pounds during cancer treatment. She did not appear on television at the Australian Open in January or at her BNP her Paribas Her Open this month.

“It was hard at first because I wasn’t sure if I could treat it,” she said. “But once I got into the program, it was a little easier emotionally, but harder physically..But I’m still standing.”

In an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV scheduled to air on Tuesday, Navratilova was told by her doctors, “As far as they know, I don’t have cancer,” and after several treatments, she said, “I’m fine. “It should be.” Additional radiation therapy.

According to The Sun, Navratilova told Morgan that when she was diagnosed, she “was in complete panic for three days thinking I might not see next Christmas,” and made a bucket list of things to do. came up with.

She noticed swollen lymph nodes in her neck while attending the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas in November, and a biopsy showed early-stage cancer in her throat. An unrelated early breast cancer was discovered while Navratilova underwent a throat examination, she said.

Navratilova was diagnosed with breast cancer in situ in 2010 and underwent a lumpectomy.

She won 59 Grand Slam titles, including 31 in women’s doubles and 10 in mixed doubles. The last was her championship in mixed doubles with Bob Bryan at the 2006 US Open on the eve of her 50th birthday.

Navratilova retired in 1994, winning 167 singles titles and holding the WTA No. 1 ranking for 331 consecutive weeks. She returned to the tour in 2000 to play doubles and occasionally competed in singles as well.

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