Thursday, April 8, 2010
The 53-year-old, who won 18 Grand Slam titles including nine Wimbledon singles titles, said she cried after finding out she had the disease.
Navratilova, 53, said when she heard the diagnosis she felt she had suffered her "personal 9/11."
"I was devastated," she told ABC television's "Good Morning America" on being diagnosed in February, when a routine mammogram revealed a cluster in her left breast.
She explained she had had a lumpectomy, that doctors had found the disease had not spread to her lymph nodes and that there was a "very small chance" of the cancer recurring.