Spanish professional tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro can laugh again a good eight months after her cancer diagnosis. “I’m cured!” the 32-year-old wrote on social media Thursday, showing herself beaming with joy in photos wearing a T-shirt that read “Stronger Than Cancer.”
“Today I finished my treatment and overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” she continued, writing, “Thank you to everyone for their heartfelt messages. Every word of support has given me strength over the past few months. All my gratitude goes to the medical staff who take care of us every day.”
Another step forward. Today I finished my treatment and overcame Hodgkin lymphoma.
Thanks to all for your warm messages. Every word of support gave me strength during the past few months. ❤️
All my gratitude to healthcare professionals who take care of us every day. I’M CURED! pic.twitter.com/kF3HwHPh0y
— Carla Suárez Navarro (@CarlaSuarezNava) April 22, 2021
The former world number six had been diagnosed with lymphoma in early September 2020 after complaining of stomach problems, pain and fever. Suarez Navarro embarked on six months of chemotherapy.
The 32-year-old, after the days spent in the gym, as soon as she received the go-ahead from her doctors has already returned to the court to train with the aim of returning to the circuit as soon as possible, perhaps as early as the next Roland Garros. Waiting to find out if she will be able to get a pass for Tokyo where her partner Garbine Muguruza is still waiting for her.