"Ready to start the months of treatment. With courage and hope for what is to come. I sincerely thank you for your support." With these words, through her Twitter profile, Carla Suarez Navarro thanked all her fans and all those who supported her and support her in her challenge against Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The Spaniard has started the cycle of treatments that will be used to counter the dangerous disease that she announced she had only a few days after her retirement from tennis.
Preparada para comenzar los meses de tratamiento.
The Discovery of Lymphoma and its treatment
Just some weeks ago Carla Suarez Navarro has communicated through her social profiles that she has been affected by a malignant tumor affecting the lymphatic system, known as Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
It is a relatively rare tumor, but one that has already struck Kleybanova and Hutchins in the tennis world, winners of the struggle for life. About 4 people per 100,000 inhabitants contract Hodgkin's lymphoma. The Spanish tennis player will now have to undergo six months of chemotherapy and will try with all her strength to win the most important game of her life.
Like a true lioness, Suarez Navarro wanted to send a video message to all her fans, reiterating that, just like in the course of her career, she will never give up. "I want to inform myself that the doctors have diagnosed me with lymphoma," explained the 31-year-old.
“It's Hodgkin's lymphoma that requires six months of chemotherapy. I'm fine, I'm calm and I'm ready to face it. Patience and self-confidence have guided me throughout my career. He is not an opponent of the simplest.
I will have to give my best. "As soon as the news broke, many players decided to express their solidarity with the Spaniard. The first was Juan Martin del Potro, who wrote: "Come on, Carla. A big hug" Simona Halep, her great friend, wrote instead: "I am shocked and sad to read this news.
I am thinking. I know that a strong and special person like you can overcome all of this. Big kisses, Simo " And again, Alize Cornet:" With you with all my heart, come on! "Very touching was the message left by Kim Clijsters.
"Hi Carla, I wish you nothing but strength and courage to face this battle. Thinking of you, I want to send you a lot of positive energy" The editorial staff of Tennis World USA wishes Carla Suarez Navarro all the best, in the hope that she will be able to overcome this tough battle. C'mon!