Navratilova, who lives in Florida with her husband, revealed she had been diagnosed with breast and throat cancer in early December
The tennis legend of world sports, Martina Navratilova, revealed that he passed “seven months of hell” before being diagnosed as “free” from cancer in June.
Navratilova, 66, opened up about her ordeal during an interview on Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley today, along with her wife Julia Lemigova, 51.
‘Seven months of hell, emotionally and physically.’
Martina Navratilova describes her relief after getting the ‘all clear’ from cancer in June. pic.twitter.com/X1T6PDOy5u
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) July 17, 2023
Martina Navratilova, who lives in Florida with her husband, revealed that she was diagnosed with breast and throat cancer in early December and her latest tests three weeks ago showed she was ‘free’ of the disease.
In an emotional response to Susanna, he said that proton therapy, a treatment that uses high-powered energy to treat tumors, it was like going through “seven months of hell, emotionally and physically.”
He added that his wife, a former model and reality star, had been “amazing” throughout her treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Martina continued: “Julia was amazing. Helping me throughout the treatment. Especially in New York with her seven weeks of proton treatments.
Navratilova praised her wife, who at the time of her treatment was filming episodes of the Bravo reality TV series The Real Housewives of Miami. “I lost about 25 kilograms, so I’m very thin now,” said the top tennis player, adding “it was very difficult, but now i am cancer free. And Julia got scared too. It was scary”.
Mum-of-two Julia added: ‘It was very scary. But you know, in a tragedy like this, life teaches you different perspectives. When you say, don’t take life for granted and appreciate every moment of it, now that’s what we’re doing with Martina.”
Martina Navratilova also revealed that her cancer was treatable and “not life-threatening”, but the treatment was grueling, “the actual management was horrible, chemotherapy, radiation, they really beat me,” she said.
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