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Posted on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tennis great Navratilova has breast cancer; prognosis excellent


Associated Press

NEW YORK Tennis great Martina Navratilova says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and her prognosis is excellent.

Navratilova said in a phone interview Wednesday that a routine mammogram in January found a lump, and a biopsy the following month determined it was a noninvasive cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS.

The nine-time Wimbledon women's singles champion had a lumpectomy in March and will start six weeks of radiation therapy next month.