Navratilova, 66, first discovered an enlarged lymph node in her neck final fall, her agent Mary Greenham instructed CNN.
That occurred someday between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 through the through the Girls’s Tennis Affiliation (WTA) Finals in Fort Value, Texas.
Later, throughout throat checks, docs discovered a suspicious spot in one in every of Navratilova’s breasts, which additionally turned out to be most cancers, Greenham mentioned, noting nice prognosis in each circumstances.
“This double whammy is severe however nonetheless fixable,” Navratilova mentioned in a press release on the WTA web site. “I’m hoping for a good consequence. It’s going to stink for some time, however I’ll combat with all have I obtained.”
That is the second bout of breast most cancers for the tennis legend, who was beforehand handled for the illness in 2010.
Navratilova had been anticipated to cowl the upcoming Australian Open from the Tennis Channel studio, CNN reported. She hopes as a substitute to affix often by Zoom, Greenham mentioned.
She has a WTA Tour all-time report of 167 titles. Navratilova retired at 38 from singles, however performed doubles into her 40s.
Navratilova has additionally labored to lift consciousness of preventive checkups for illness, together with breast most cancers, CNN reported.
The U.S. Nationwide Library of Drugs has extra on throat most cancers.