Martina Navratilova Fighting Breast Cancer - ABC Video
In February 2010, the tennis legend was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), considered the earliest form of breast cancer. Navratilova had a lumpectomy in February, during which her doctors determined that the cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes. She says there is only a "very small chance of it coming back."
Navratilova's cancer was diagnosed during a routine mammogram, after not having one for four years, and she hopes that speaking out will inspire other women to get mammograms.
"The reason I wanted to speak about this is to encourage these woman to have mammograms," she said. "I just want to encourage women to have that yearly check-up."
Martina Navratilova Fighting Breast Cancer