Get well soon.
Thanks to FortuneCookie for alerting me.
Martina Navratilova has told PEOPLE that she’s been diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer called DCIS. In layman terms, “it was the best-case scenario you could imagine for detecting breast cancer,” says Dr. Mindy Nagle, Navratilova’s ob gyn.
The good news is that it was detected early, so the prognosis is said to be excellent. Quotes can be read here. I won’t do the cut-and-paste, except to say that the disease has obviously picked the wrong gal to be fighting against, because Navratilova doesn’t lose very often.
Get well soon Martina, and I’ll think of you when I get my pink ribbon this year.
She’s making the rounds of American morning and talk shows today.
Two important points:
1) Recently recommendations for mammograms were pushed back to 50 years of age from 40. Martina is making the case that her own cancer would never have been detected in a self-exam.
2) She has already had her lumpectomy, and says she’ll be getting radiation during Roland Garros, where she expects to be doing match calls for Tennis Channel.
So she’s getting radiation and working for the Tennis Channel at the same time? *floored*
Miss Navratilova is a tough gal, she’ll beat this thing like it’s a match against Pam Shriver circa …. anytime anywhere. Good health to all.
I’m glad it was picked up early. Shocking news, wish her a speedy recovery. 😦 😦
If character alone were enough to beat cancer, I’ve known too many people who would still be alive. But as an athlete, Martina has the advantage of truly knowing her body.
My guess is she won’t even notice any side affects of her radiation, and will return to her life of triathlons quickly.
love martina! she’s such a strong woman, still an awesome player and a fantastic commentator now too. here’s to a healthy and speedy recovery!
Can’t stand Martina’s voice… But she’s always bringing up good points when commentating, so can’t dislike her too much for her voice alone, haha. Hope things will go well for her!
The message is that the prognosis is good, well, that’s good news.I only know what it is like from a (rather close) distance, but that is still far from realising the real impact of this. Strength, that is what I wish her.
Wish her a speedy recovery. Not a great fan but admire her for the person she is.