Former tennis star Chris Evert says she was identified with an early stage of ovarian most cancers.
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 15, 2022
The 67-year-old Evert revealed the sickness in a narrative posted Friday on ESPN.com; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN.
She discovered of the most cancers final month and commenced chemotherapy therapies this week.
“I’ve lived a really charmed life. Now I’ve some challenges forward of me,” Evert mentioned.
“However I’ve consolation in understanding the chemotherapy is to make sure that most cancers doesn’t come again.” Evert gained 18 Grand Slam singles titles, reached No. 1 within the WTA rankings and was inducted into the Worldwide Corridor of Fame in 1995.
Her sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, died from ovarian most cancers in February 2020 at age 62.
“Be your individual advocate. Know your loved ones’s historical past. Have complete consciousness of your physique, comply with your intestine and concentrate on modifications,” Evert mentioned within the ESPN story.
“Don’t attempt to be a crusader and assume this may cross.”