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Czech-born tennis great Martina Navratilova diagnosed with cancer

Czech-born tennis legend Martina Navratilova has announced that she has stage one breast and throat cancer, according to a statement released on the Women’s Tennis Association website Monday evening.

“This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” said the 66-year-old. “I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all I have got.” Navratilova was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 53 in 2010. She was given a clean bill of health following treatment. Navratilova, a dual Czech-American citizen, will undergo treatment in New York this month. A statement from her representatives said: “Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with stage one throat cancer. The prognosis is good and Martina will start her treatment this month.” Born in Prague, she emigrated to the U.S. in 1975 and became an American citizen in 1981. She has long been an advocate of gay rights and a vocal opponent of the Republican party. She regained Czech citizenship in 2008.

Source : Expats.cz Staff

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