ESPN's Chris Evert Announces Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis


Tennis playerErin WalshJanuary 15, 2022.

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Chris Evert, a former world No. 1 tennis player, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Evert said she received a text from her doctor that said she had a cancer in her fallopian tube. The cancer was found after a preventive hysterectomy.

I've had a very good life. "Now I have some challenges ahead of me," Evert said. I have faith in the fact that the cancer won't come back.

Evert began her first round of treatment this week. Ovarian cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at stage 3 or 4 according to her doctor.
If Evert hadn't found out about the cancer, she would have gotten to stage 3 or 4 in around three months.
The younger sister of Evert, professional tennis player Jeanne Evert Dubin, died of ovarian cancer in 2020. She was 62 years old. Evert drew inspiration from her sister as she began her treatment.
She is my inspiration when I go into treatment. I'll be thinking of her. She will get me through it.

Evert won seven titles at the French Open, six at the U.S. Open, three at Wimbledon and two at the Australian Open. She won 32 doubles titles.
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