Tennis great Chris Evert reveals cancer battle ahead of Australian Open 2022 coverage
Former world No.1 Chris Evert has been diagnosed with stage one ovarian cancer.
“I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others,” the 67-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan.”
In an article on ESPN, Evert said a malignant tumour was discovered during a preventive hysterectomy early last month.
A second operation revealed the cancer had been removed during the hysterectomy and had not spread.
Following chemotherapy, her doctor said there was a better than a 90 per cent chance the cancer would never return.
“I don’t remember being that happy in years!” Evert said after getting the news from her doctor.
Evert’s younger …
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