Navratilova Wins Fight Against Cancer!

By on 23 June, 2010

Former Wimbleden Tennis ace Martina Navratilova has faced one of her fiercest opponents yet, breast cancer, and now she has won the battle!

 The nine-time Wimbledon champion was diagnosed with the condition after a routine mammogram in February 2010 and underwent a lumpectomy. She then began a six-week course of radiation therapy in May 2010 and, after receiving her final treatment last week (on the 16th June 2010), the sports legend has been given the all-clear by doctors.

Speaking at the 2010 Wimbledon tournament, she revealed:

“I was very lucky. I dodged a bullet – a big one. And here I am at Wimbledon , cancer-free and feeling pretty good. Hopefully it won’t come back. There is a heightened chance of other cancers but a very slight one.

“I didn’t know there was such a thing as a good cancer but I certainly got one. It was a wake-up call, no doubt about it.”

* Breast Cancer is the most common cancer and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women, and is STILL the second biggest cause of death from cancer in women. But don’t be fooled into thinking this only applies to women!

* Men can also suffer from breast cancer (although rare), with as many as 300 men diagnosed with the disease every year in the UK alone.

For more information on being BREAST AWARE, click on this link. Or if you’re outside the UK, contact your local doctor / health organisation if you have any concerns.

Early diagnosis means a better chance of recovery!

* Data from Breast Cancer Campaign Organisation.

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