Tennis legend Chris Evert has announced via Twitter that she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time.
The 54-year old tennis great posted this message on her Twitter account yesterday: *”Greetings from #NYC I am here at the @AmericanCancer to promote early detection! I have recently been diagnosed with w/cancer again-tough road ahead”*
Evert was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 1998 and underwent a lumpectomy. She was also treated for ovarian cancer in 2006 and colon cancer in 2010. Evert has been a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society’s campaign to promote awareness of the disease and testing methods.
About 60,000 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year, with about 14,000 deaths. Symptoms can include stomach upset or intestinal problems, back pain and persistent fatigue. It is the deadliest gynecologic cancer in the US.
Symptoms of colon cancer can be similar to other illnesses, making it difficult for doctors to detect early on. About 90 percent of people diagnosed with colon cancer are over age 50.
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— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 15, 2022
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