Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with both throat cancer and breast cancer, but has vowed to “fight it with all I have got”.
“This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” the 66-year-old in a statement.
“I’m hoping for a favourable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all have I got.”
After discovering an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA Finals in Fort Worth in November, she underwent testing.
Doctors then discovered Stage 1 throat cancer and later Stage 1 breast cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), one of the more treatable cancers.
Navratilova won’t be working the upcoming Australian Open for Tennis Channel, but hopes to arrange some Zoom appearances in the near future.
Navratilova was diagnosed with break cancer in 2010 and fought it.
The prognosis is believed to be good and her treatments begin next week.