Former tennis nice Martina Navratilova says she is “cancer-free” after fearing she “wouldn’t see subsequent Christmas”.
The 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, who beforehand had breast most cancers in 2010, was recognized with throat and breast most cancers late final yr.
In January, she mentioned each cancers had been caught at an early stage.
“So far as they [the doctors] know I am cancer-free,” the 66-year-old mentioned on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV present on Tuesday.
“I nonetheless have to take care of the proper breast, in all probability have to have radiation however that is a few weeks and that does not even depend.
“That is extra preventative than anything. I must be good to go. It is 99% solvable.”
Navratilova observed an enlarged lymph node in her neck throughout November’s WTA Finals in Fort Value, Texas.
A subsequent biopsy revealed stage one throat most cancers.
Throughout the assessments, a lump was additionally found in her breast, which was later recognized as an unrelated most cancers.
“I used to be in a complete panic for 3 days considering I could not see subsequent Christmas,” she informed Morgan.
“The bucket checklist got here into my thoughts of all of the issues I wished to do.
“And this will sound actually shallow, however I used to be like, ‘OK, which kick-ass automotive do I actually need to drive if I stay like a yr’?'”
Navratilova mentioned her buddy and former rival Chris Evert, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2021, supported her “a lot” by her remedy.
The pair, who dominated girls’s tennis through the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, obtained most cancers remedy in the identical New York clinic.
“Our careers are at all times intertwined after which we observe one another this fashion,” Navratilova mentioned.
“You possibly can’t simply make it up. The parallels are unbelievable. Identical place. A number of the similar nurses.
“Chris has been only a star. She has supported me a lot by this as I supported her a yr in the past.”