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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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