Madison Brengle announces cancer and surgery... But does it in humorous way

Brengle, 33, is battling skin cancer for a third time.

by Dzevad Mesic
Madison Brengle announces cancer and surgery... But does it in humorous way
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Madison Brengle has announced that she is battling skin cancer for a third time as the American tennis player is set to have a cancer-removal surgery next month. 

Brengle, who will be turning 34 in April, was diagnosed with skin cancer for the first time in late 2014. After successfully beating cancer for the first time, Brengle's skin cancer returned again in 2020. 

Now four years later, Brengle has again received the same diagnosis. When announcing the news on her Instagram, the former world No. 35 did it in a funny way as she is seemingly keeping a positive spirit that she will beat the disease once again.

"Unfortunately ya girl has more skin cancer. Surgery again in April. I am Swiss cheese," Brengle captioned her Instagram Story.

How Brengle's battle with skin cancer started?

Just days before the 2014 US Open, Brengle noticed something strange on her leg. After paying a visit to the dermatologist to check out her strange spot, around 10 days later she received the call that it was skin cancer. 

At the time, the American was competing in Quebec.

"They only call you if it's bad news. I had a missed call from my dermatologist in the middle of a practice and I knew," Brengle said in 2015 January. 

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After the diagnosis, Brengle continued competing and even won an ITF tournament in Las Vegas in late 2014 before also making the Australian Open round-of-16 in 2015 January.

"Every time I go out there, I kind of appreciate it a little bit more than I used to because you're not aware of how lucky we are to be healthy until you have a scare like that. I'm very appreciative to have my health," Brengle said at the time.

Hopefully, Brengle, who hasn't played in any tournaments since an ITF tournament in Nerkeley in September, will have a successful surgery and be cleared to return to action this season. 

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