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Martina Navratilova talks about surviving breast cancer

Martina Navratilova, one of the most accomplished tennis players in the sport's history, has undergone a radiation treatment as recently as last week, but you wouldn't know it from her upbeat enthusiasm.

The nine-time Wimbledon singles champ and current commentator for the Tennis Channel spoke with USA Today about her recent breast cancer diagnosis and how she is currently feeling absolutely fabulous.

"Here I am at Wimbledon, cancer-free and feeling pretty good," she told the news source.

The 53-year-old was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) this past January, and had a lumpectomy soon thereafter. Her surgery was followed by six weeks of radiation, which she just wrapped up before the esteemed tennis tournament.

For now, the sky is the limit for the energetic athlete. In fact, Navratilova plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this December to raise money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which helps poor communities in India and Africa.

"It's something I always wanted to do and now I get to do it for a great cause," she told the news outlet.

Although experts advise all women to exercise in order to prevent breast cancer, athletes are not immune to the disease. In fact, Peggy Flemming, an Olympic figure skater and gold medalist, was diagnosed with the disease in 1998. However, she is currently cancer-free.
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