You’ve got this, Chrissie.
On Friday, International Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert announced that her ovarian cancer has returned. The news comes 11 months after the 18-time major singles winner was declared cancer free.
During her first bout, Evert continually promoted the importance of getting checkups. The 68-year-old echoed that sentiment after sharing that she would be unable to join ESPN for next month’s Australian Open coverage in Melbourne, having begun her latest course of treatment.
“While this is a diagnosis I never wanted to hear, I once again feel fortunate that it was caught early,” Evert said in a statement shared by ESPN. “Based on a PET CT scan, I underwent another robotic surgery this past week. Doctors found cancer cells in the same pelvic region. All cells were removed, and I have begun another round of chemotherapy.
“I encourage everyone to know your family history and advocate for yourself.”