Women's tennis legend Martin Navratilova to 18 Grand Slam singles titles (and a further 41 in doubles and mixed doubles) has revealed she was diagnosed with stage 1 dual breast and throat cancer in January. -Czechoslovak who became an American citizen, revealed in an interview with journalist Piers Morgan on the British channel
on Tuesday that she was in remission.
I noticed that my left lymph node had swollen and I thought it was due to a shingles vaccine I had had a week before.
But after two weeks it was still swollen so I called the doctor.
I was in total panic for three days, thinking maybe I won't see next Christmas.
I made myself a list of all the things I wanted to do.
In 2010, she had already been treated for early-stage breast cancer.
She still had to fight the disease.
A tough fight.
To fight her double cancer, she was thus subjected to three weeks of daily radiation and three cycles of chemotherapy.
It's the hardest thing I've done in my life.
The first week was chemo and radiation at the same time.
When you start to feel bad, you don't really know if it's because of one or the other.
And then, the effects of the rays were felt from the third week when your mouth became sore and your throat began to clog.
Everything is swollen and you are very uncomfortable.
My taste was altered.
And even if the risk of recurrence is not to be ruled out, Navratilova, with tears in her eyes, can declare: "I
got rid of cancer