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Martina Navratilova Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

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This is so sad.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with a form of non-invasive breast cancer, called DCIS.

Thankfully, she and her doctors detected the disease early during a routine mammogram, and she's expected to make a full recovery!

She says:

"I cried. It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it's completely out of my hands. I went four years between mammograms. I let it slide. Everyone gets busy, but don't make excuses. I stay in shape and eat right, and it happened to me. Another year and I could have been in big trouble."

We're relieved that she went when she did and caught it in time!

Navratilova has already had a lumpectomy and plans to begin six weeks of radiation therapy, starting in May.

We wish her the best of luck during this difficult time. Stay strong, bb!

[Image via AP Images.]

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23 comments to “Martina Navratilova Diagnosed With Breast Cancer”

  1. Visa says – reply to this


    Very Sad for one hell of a tennis player. Problem is, I never even knew she had breast. How do you do a mamogram with someone that is flatter than a board?

  2. 2

    don't know who she is but sorry to hear it and hope she gets better quickly!

  3. 3

    Cancer sucks, that's sad.

  4. 4

    First off, regarding the comment by Visa, anyone can get breast cancer, even men. This should be a warning to all women to NOT ignore their yearly mammograms. And the news is NOT 'sad.' She has ductal breast cancer; about 3/4 of all BC's start in the milk ducts. Hers is NOT invasive and can probably be cured with thru surgery and some follow up rad/chemo. Breast cancer is not an immediate death sentence. She should be glad it wasn't inflammatory breast cancer, which is not as common but much, much more serious.

  5. 5

    WOW…so apparently all of this exercise and eating right doesn't mean a damn thing…who are we suppose to believe when all of the doctors tell us to do exacty what she does to prevent cancer and it comes anyway?

  6. 6

    Damn that's harsh. Lets hope the surgery does nothing to diminish that killer two handed back hand swing. Stay strong Martina, you're the best that ever played on the women's circuit.

  7. 7

    that is the ugliest guy i have ever seen!

  8. 8

    Re: goddamnjesus – and yet,her pinky's achieved more in life than you ever will.. Ever wonder about that? Douchebag.

  9. 9

    I am glad you are going to be OK. She was an amazing role model as a person, women, athelete and gay community. She was a hero of mine growing up.

  10. 10

  11. 11

    Best female player ever!

  12. 12

    This lady is SO COOL. Wish her the best.

  13. 13

    come on! its cause of all the male steroids she took when she was on top of her game!

  14. 14

    hope she has an easy recovery and is feeling healthy soon. she's a great stern show guest. love her.

  15. 15

    I'm not a tennis fan but I love her!
    Know how scary that is. Hope all goes well.

  16. 16

    Damn! Hang in there, Martina!

  17. 17

    As the child of a woman who had a mastectomy not too long ago, I feel so many emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis in ANYONE. I have total sympathy for Martina and all the other brave people (women AND men) dealing with this horrible disease. Best of luck to you, Martina. You were 1 of the 3 greatest tennis players ever! And you continue to be an inspiration to millions with the honest approach that your philosophy of life has brought to a celebrity world out of control. You are loved and respected!

  18. 18

    I gre up as a top competitive figure skater and currently run marathons… I was diagnosed with DCIS just over a year ago at age 26. I had a bilateral mastectomy to avoid radiation at my age… Breast cancer does not discriminate against anyone. It does not matter how fit you are, what you eat, or where you live… It knows no bounds. Do your self checks and pay attention to changes in your body… Maybe you will be lucky enough to have it caught early should you be diagnosed.

  19. 19

    Get well soon!

  20. 20

    Get well Martina!!!

  21. 21

    So glad you're going to be o.k.

  22. 22

    Hard to hear,best of luck to her!

  23. 23

    Gerson Therapy has cured people of cancer with no chemo or radiation. There are alternatives out there and people who've lived to tell the tale. Yes, diet and exercise do make a difference but there's a lot more to it than most conventional doctors (who know little to nothing about healthy living) or nutritionists are aware of but the info is out there if you look. For starters, check out the cable show "The Incurables" on the Veria network. Plus, the road using alternative healing can be challenging (it can feel like you're on your own and you ARE swimming against the tide) and pricey. Check out the DVD Crazy Sexy Cancer. There should be a financial incentive for doctors to have people get well or cured, and not just push drugs to keep us functioning and not truly healthy (able to live well without having to be medicated for the rest of our lives). Now that's a healthcare concept.