Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has announced on Twitter that she is cancer-free. Leaving the fans in a joyous mood, Navratilova announced the positive news following a comprehensive day of tests at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
As per the Twitter post, Navratilova thanked all the doctors and nurses for their help. She wrote, “Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, proton and radiation magicians etc- what a relief.”
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 19, 2023
Back in January, Navratilova, 66, revealed she had been diagnosed with throat cancer and breast cancer and that she would begin treatment the very same month. Navratilova had been diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer in 2010 and had even undergone a lumpectomy in that context.
The Grand Slam champion had noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck in November and a biopsy revealed an early stage of throat cancer. But Navratilova felt well enough to return to her TV work with the Tennis Channel by the Miami Open in March.
Martina Navratilova, a Tennis Hall of Famer has a fantastic record. She has won 18 major singles titles, 31 major women’s doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles, for a combined total of 59 major titles, the most in the Open Era.
The news was met with an awesome response from the Twitteratis. Here are some fantastic replies.
That’s such wonderful news! So very happy for you. GO celebrate!
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 20, 2023
Congratulations Martina 🧡
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 20, 2023
Congratulations, Martina! This is wonderful, wonderful news.
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) June 19, 2023