Tennis great Navratilova has breast cancer

Updated: 07 April 2010 13:35 IST

A report says tennis great Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer and that her prognosis is said to be excellent.

Tennis great Navratilova has breast cancer
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New York:

A report says tennis great Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer and that her prognosis is said to be excellent.

People magazine's website posted a story on Wednesday quoting Navratilova saying 'I cried' after being informed of the diagnosis following a routine mammogram.

The report says Navratilova had a lumpectomy and will begin six weeks of radiation therapy next month. It added that the nine-time Wimbledon champion was diagnosed with a noninvasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS.

A surgeon in San Francisco says DCIS strikes almost 70,000 American women a year and that "there's only a 1 percent chance of anyone with this diagnosis would die of breast cancer."

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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