Pulling for Martina
On April 7, tennis legend and legendary lesbian Martina Navratilova announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease was detected early, and the prognosis is said to be excellent. “I cried,” Navratilova, 53, told People about the moment in February when a biopsy came back positive. “It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it’s completely out of my hands.” Navratilova was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, which in her case was confined to the milk ducts and had not spread to the breast tissue. “It was the best-case scenario you could imagine for detecting breast cancer,” said Dr. Mindy Nagle, Martina’s OB-GYN and close friend. Navratilova had a lumpectomy and will begin six weeks of radiation therapy in May. We at GO extend our good wishes to Martina and have no doubt that she will emerge victorious, as she always has.