Tennis Corridor-of-Famer and broadcaster Chris Evert revealed at the moment that she has stage 1C ovarian most cancers.
Evert, who’s 67, was recognized final 12 months after present process a preventative hysterectomy, she stated. Most cancers has not been detected elsewhere in her physique, in line with a bit she co-wrote with Chris McKendry on ESPN.com. In it, Evert additionally revealed she started her first of six rounds of chemotherapy this week.
“I really feel very fortunate they caught it early,” Evert wrote in a twitter publish saying the ESPN story, “and count on constructive outcomes from my chemo plan.”
Evert additionally revealed that she nonetheless plans to take part in ESPN’s protection of the Australian Open, which begins Monday and runs by January 30. The 18-time Grand Slam singles champ gained that event twice, in 1982 and 1984.
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 15, 2022
Within the ESPN.com piece, McKendry relates her response when Evert informed her of the prognosis on December 7 of final 12 months: “My pal Chrissie has most cancers. The illness had killed her sister Jeanne. My god.”
Evert’s response, after a while to replicate was, “I’ve lived a really charmed life. Now I’ve some challenges forward of me. However, I’ve consolation in figuring out the chemotherapy is to make sure that most cancers doesn’t come again.”
Reflecting on her sister’s battle with most cancers, which she misplaced in 2020, Everet stated, “After I go into chemo, she is my inspiration. I’ll be considering of her. And she or he’ll get me by it.”
A publish on the Australian Open Twitter pag retweeting Evert’s announcement learn, “Considering of you right here and wishing you a speedy and full restoration.”
ESPN PR additionally retweeted Evert’s publish with well-wishes: “Our ideas are with ESPN tennis analyst @ChrissieEvert & her household as she reveals an ovarian most cancers prognosis.”
Considering of you right here and wishing you a speedy and full restoration 💙 https://t.co/H4rRGNz42b
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 15, 2022
Our ideas are with ESPN tennis analyst @ChrissieEvert & her household as she reveals an ovarian most cancers diagnosishttps://t.co/NeRE98QNcU https://t.co/UFdQFJHdys
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) January 15, 2022