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Tennis great Martina Navratilova says she is cancer-free

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Martina Navratilova is cancer-free, the tennis Hall of Famer announced Monday via social media.

After a full day of tests at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she received a clean bill of health, she posted on her Twitter.

“I got the all clear! Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, proton and radiation magicians etc. — what a relief,” she wrote.

Back in January, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion revealed that she had been diagnosed with both throat and breast cancer, and she began treatment that month. Following treatment, she returned to her television work with the Tennis Channel at the Miami Open in March.

Navratilova said then that she initially noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA Finals in Texas in November. A biopsy then revealed that she had early stage throat cancer. Further testing uncovered early stage breast cancer.

Previously, Navratilova had been diagnosed with a noninvasive form of breast cancer in 2010 and had a lumpectomy.