35.3 F
New York
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Chris Evert Shares Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

The American caught the deadly disease early, and has undergone a round of chemo. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday January 13, 2022

American legend Chris Evert revealed that she was diagnosed with Stage 1c ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her sister Jeanne in 2020.

Evert’s doctor found a malignant tumor in her fallopian tube in early December, following a preventative hysterectomy. This week, according to ESPN, the 18-time Grand Slam and Queen of Clay began her first of six rounds of chemotherapy.

“I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others,” Evert posted on Twitter on Friday. “I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan.”

https://t.co/LVUsO3QqfD pic.twitter.com/B8WwKxsFmc

— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 15, 2022

Evert lost her sister Jeanne, who was 62, in 2020 and later discovered through genetic testing, which showed that she had a pathogenic of the BRCA1 gene. She elected for the hysterectomy, which allowed her surgeon to catch the cancer early.

My friend has shared her story… please read. https://t.co/f9mJpAeFn9

— Chris McKendry (@ChrisMcKendry) January 15, 2022

As Evert undergoes her chemo regimen, she plans to appear on ESPN’s Australian Open coverage from home. More important, she wants to share her experience, so that others may take proper precautions if they are at risk. “Ovarian cancer is rare,” Evert’s doctor, Dr. Cardenas told ESPN. “However, if a patient has a family history, we encourage genetic testing and counseling.”
The American caught the deadly disease early, and has undergone a round of chemo. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday January 13, 2022

American legend Chris Evert revealed that she was diagnosed with Stage 1c ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her sister Jeanne in 2020.

Evert’s doctor found a malignant tumor in her fallopian tube in early December, following a preventative hysterectomy. This week, according to ESPN, the 18-time Grand Slam and Queen of Clay began her first of six rounds of chemotherapy.

“I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others,” Evert posted on Twitter on Friday. “I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan.”

https://t.co/LVUsO3QqfD pic.twitter.com/B8WwKxsFmc
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 15, 2022

Evert lost her sister Jeanne, who was 62, in 2020 and later discovered through genetic testing, which showed that she had a pathogenic of the BRCA1 gene. She elected for the hysterectomy, which allowed her surgeon to catch the cancer early.

My friend has shared her story… please read. https://t.co/f9mJpAeFn9
— Chris McKendry (@ChrisMcKendry) January 15, 2022

As Evert undergoes her chemo regimen, she plans to appear on ESPN’s Australian Open coverage from home. More important, she wants to share her experience, so that others may take proper precautions if they are at risk. “Ovarian cancer is rare,” Evert’s doctor, Dr. Cardenas told ESPN. “However, if a patient has a family history, we encourage genetic testing and counseling.”

Source : Blog RSS Read More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

[td_block_social_counter style="style8 td-social-boxed td-social-font-icons" tdc_css="eyJhbGwiOnsibWFyZ2luLWJvdHRvbSI6IjM4IiwiZGlzcGxheSI6IiJ9LCJwb3J0cmFpdCI6eyJtYXJnaW4tYm90dG9tIjoiMzAiLCJkaXNwbGF5IjoiIn0sInBvcnRyYWl0X21heF93aWR0aCI6MTAxOCwicG9ydHJhaXRfbWluX3dpZHRoIjo3Njh9" custom_title="Stay Connected" block_template_id="td_block_template_8" f_header_font_family="712" f_header_font_transform="uppercase" f_header_font_weight="500" f_header_font_size="17" border_color="#dd3333"]
- Advertisement -

Trends Now

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles