A 53-year-old Czech-born tennis celebrity Martina Navratilova was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since the disease was diagnosed early the prognosis to a completer recovery is excellent. “I cried when I found out about this. 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.”
The nine-time Wimbledon champion was fortunately diagnosed with a non-invasive form of cancer, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which was confined to the milk ducts. Navratilova had a lumpectomy and will start 6 weeks of radiation therapy in May. “It was the best-case scenario you could imagine for detecting breast cancer,” says Dr Mindy Nagle, Martina’s ob gyn as well as her best friend.
Martina still plays tennis and ice hockey and competes in triathlons. She realizes how lucky she was since she has not been getting her regular mammograms.
CZ: Triapadesatileta tenisova celebrita Martina Navratilova ma rakovinu prsu. Nador ji nasli ale brzy, tudiz prognoza na uplne vyleceni je velmi dobra. “To zjisteni me posadilo na zadek. Mela jsem dojem, ze mam zivot pod kontrolou, ale tohle mi ho uplne rozhodilo,”, rekla Martina.
Devitinasobna wimbledonovska sampionka, se jiz podrobila operacnimu zakroku, pri kterem lekari nador odstranili, a v kvetnu zacne 6-ti tydenni lecbu ozarovani. “Jeji diagnoza je to nejlepsi scenario rakoviny prsu”, rika doktorka Mindy Nagle, Martinina gynekolozka a take jeji nejlepsi kamaradka.
Navratilova stale jeste hraje tenis, ledni hokej a ucastni se triatlonu. Uvedomuje si, jake mela stesti, ze rakovinu nasli brzy, nebyla totiz na pravidelne kontrole pry jiz 4 roky.
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