Djokovic Critic Martina Navratilova Diagnosed with Throat and Breast Cancer 🥕
Wimbledon’s greatest ever singles champion announced that doctors had diagnosed her with two forms of cancer after she discovered a swollen lymph node in her neck in November.
Navratilova diagnosed with throat and breast cancer https://t.co/nx1pLNn4SY pic.twitter.com/g8SFIjFp08
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 2, 2023
The 66-year-old, who won the tournament a record nine times, has become notorious in recent years for hitting out at Novak Djokovic’s refusal to be injected with synthetic mRNA.
Martina Navratilova has hit out at Novak Djokovic's decision to refuse the Covid vaccine, suggesting he should "suck it up" or "just go home". https://t.co/JOkvrZv1hp
— Paul Lewis (@paullewismoney) January 13, 2022
The former tennis world number one’s diagnosis comes after she was given the all-clear from a non-invasive form of breast cancer in 2010 following radiation treatment.
Navratilova, who became a U.S. citizen in 1981, discovered an enlarged lymph node while attending the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, and a biopsy showed early-stage throat cancer. While Navratilova was undergoing tests on her throat, the unrelated breast cancer was discovered.
HPV-Related Throat Cancer
Her representative said in a statement: ‘The cancer type is HPV and this particular type responds really well to treatment.
‘Martina noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA finals in Fort Worth. When it didn’t go down, a biopsy was performed, the results came back as stage one throat cancer.
‘At the same time as Martina was undergoing the tests for the throat, a suspicious form was found in her breast, which was subsequently diagnosed as cancer, completely unrelated to the throat cancer.
‘Both these cancers are in their early stages with great outcomes.’
Czech-born Navratilova is married to former Russian beauty queen Julia Lemigova, 50.
Multiple Grand Slam winner Navratilova insists she 'CAN'T DEFEND' Djokovic's choice not to get jab https://t.co/yKOw6d1p3h
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) January 10, 2022
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