Chris Evert has introduced her most cancers has returned and she’s going to endure one other spherical of chemotherapy.
The 18-time grand slam champion revealed in January 2022 that she had been recognized with ovarian most cancers following a preventive hysterectomy.
Evert had realized she had a considerably elevated danger of creating most cancers after her sister, Jeanne, died of the illness in 2020.
Though Evert, 68, was given the all-clear in January and was informed there was a 90 per cent likelihood the most cancers wouldn’t return, that has not proved to be the case.
Evert launched a press release by ESPN, for whom she works as a pundit, saying: “Since I used to be first recognized with most cancers two years in the past, I have been very open about my expertise.
“I needed to present all of you an replace. My most cancers is again. Whereas this can be a analysis I by no means needed to listen to, I as soon as once more really feel lucky that it was caught early.
“Based mostly on a PET CT scan, I underwent one other robotic surgical procedure this previous week. Medical doctors discovered most cancers cells in the identical pelvic area. All cells had been eliminated and I’ve begun one other spherical of chemotherapy.”
Evert won’t be working at subsequent month’s Australian Open whereas she undergoes remedy however mentioned she could be ‘prepared for the remainder of the grand slam season’.
“I encourage everybody to know your loved ones historical past and advocate for your self,” she added. “Early detection saves lives. Be pleased about your well being this vacation season.”