Tennislegende Chris Evert onthul eierstokkankerdiagnose

Evert, 67, het in 'n verklaring gesê sy voel “baie gelukkig” dokters het die kanker vroeg opgevang.

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Chris Evert provides analysis at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club July 8, 2021 in Londen.

Chris Evert provides analysis at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club July 8, 2021 in Londen. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others. I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan,” sy het gese. “Thanks to Chris McKendry for her friendship and for co-writing this very personal story with me. And thanks to all of you for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan. You will see me appear from home at times during ESPN’s coverage of the Aussie Open.

In a story for ESPN expanding on her diagnosis, Evert said the cancer was discovered following a preventative hysterectomy. The cancer has not been detected anywhere else in her body.

I’ve lived a very charmed life. Now I have some challenges ahead of me. But I have comfort in knowing the chemotherapy is to ensure that cancer does not come back,” Evert said.

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Chris Evert speaks during the induction ceremony at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., Saterdag, Julie 12, 2014.

Chris Evert speaks during the induction ceremony at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., Saterdag, Julie 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, lêer)

Evert, wie het gewen 18 Grand Slam tournaments and is an analyst for ESPN, was a former No. 1 in the WTA rankings and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.

Her sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, died from ovarian cancer in February 2020 op ouderdom 62.

Be your own advocate. Know your family’s history. Have total awareness of your body, follow your gut and be aware of changes,” Evert said. “Don’t try to be a crusader and think this will pass.

Fellow tennis legend Billie Jean King tweeted thoughts of encouragement to Evert.

Chris Evert competes in the 1988 Franse Ope.

Chris Evert competes in the 1988 Franse Ope. (Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

You are one of a kind, and there are so many who love you,” King tweeted.

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