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ESPN Analyst, Tennis Legend Chris Evert Shares Stage 1C Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

ESPN tennis analyst Chris Evert announced Thursday that she has been diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer.

In an open letter released Thursday, Evert said she got a text—one that was “short, simple and yet so d---” complicated—on Dec. 7 saying that her pathology report indicated she had a malignant tumor in her Fallopian tube.

“I read the text five times,” Evert said in the letter.

The cancer, while in an early stage, was discovered after a preventive hysterectomy. Evert began her first six rounds of chemotherapy this week.

Dr. Joel Cardenas of the gynecology and oncology department at Cleveland Clinic Florida near Fort Lauderdale

Seventy to 80% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed at stage 3 or 4, according to Dr.