Thursday, June 20, 2024

Beloved Tennis Superstar Chris Evert Reveals Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis


Tennis superstar Chris Evert has revealed that she’s been diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer.

In a Tweet seen above, Evert thanks her friend, journalist Chris McKendry, for breaking the news on

Evert’s sister died in February 2020 from ovarian cancer, so this is very alarming.

McKendry writes:

Chris Evert has been diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer. It’s in an early stage, discovered following a preventive hysterectomy. Cancer has not been detected elsewhere in her body. This week, she began her first of six rounds of chemotherapy.

With time for some perspective, she says, “I’ve lived a very charmed life. Now I have some challenges ahead of me. But, I have comfort in knowing the chemotherapy is to ensure that cancer does not come back.”

But rightfully, she is a bit nervous.

“As someone who has always had control over my life, I have no idea how I’ll respond to chemotherapy,” Chrissie says. “I have to give in to something higher.”

Read the article. Chrissie’s prognosis is encouraging. Sending her lots of good luck wishes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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