Martina Navratilova, out lesbian and tennis legend, has been diagnosed with two forms of cancer. Navratilova’s agent, Mary Greenham, informed CNN via email today that the tennis legend has been diagnosed with both stage one throat and breast cancer.
“This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” Navratilova said in a statement on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) website. “I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all have I got.”
Greenham said both cancers were in the early stages with great outcomes and that Navratilova will begin treatment this month. She had previously been diagnosed with a a non-invasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, in February 2010 after a routine mammogram.
Martina Navratilova is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The 66 year old’s tennis career spanned from 1973 to 2006, in which she made record with 59 grand-slam titles and nine Wimbledon singles championships. In all she won 167 singles and 177 doubles titles.