Martina Navratilova, one of the all-time tennis greats, is battling breast cancer.
She announced April 7 that she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, which is a non-invasive form of breast cancer.
She talked about the scary February day she received the news.
“It was my personal 9/11. I was shocked because I was so sure [the calcification] was benign, and I found out and I was devastated. Physically, I couldn’t think, I couldn’t move. I was useless.”
She said that her four-year lapse in mammogram appointments was a big mistake, but is thankful she returned when she did. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Let’s keep in her in our thoughts and ladies, don’t forget to schedule your next mammogram. Mammograms are recommended every one to two years after 50 years of age.
Dang, I didn’t realize that Martina was over 50.