Chris Evert Completes Treatment
- Tennis legend Chris Evert has completed her treatment for ovarian cancer.
- She finished chemotherapy and shared the news on social media.
- Ovarian cancer has been called “the cancer that whispers,” due to its hard-to-detect symptoms.
Sharing the news on Twitter this week, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native says, “I’m a little out of it ( meds) but nonetheless, thankful and relieved I finished my 6 chemo treatments.”
I’m a little out of it ( meds) but nonetheless, thankful and relieved I finished my 6 chemo treatments .🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/awKOpFdbNkRead More— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) May 9, 2022
Right before the ringing of the bell signifying the end of my 6 chemos..❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/A2nC3Rhu4J
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) May 9, 2022
Chris Evert’s Ovarian Cancer Journey
Evert’s cancer was first detected in early December 2021, when she had a preventative hysterectomy. She had her first of six rounds of chemotherapy in January 2022. Evert’s younger sister died of ovarian cancer two years ago.
Breast and ovarian cancers can run in families, and the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations can elevate a person’s risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and other types of cancers.
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Ovarian cancer has been called “the cancer that whispers,” due to its hard-to-detect symptoms. Dr. Beth Karlan, a gynecologic oncologist at UCLA Medical Center, explains in an earlier interview, “What we’ve found from multiple studies, it’s this constellation of symptoms,” she said.
“If that’s really happening and you’re experiencing it every day, and they seem to be crescendo-ing, getting worse, even if that goes on for only two weeks, you should call your doctor.”
Ovarian cancer symptoms may include:
- Feeling full earlier/decrease in appetite
- Feeling bloated
- Changes in bowel habits
- Pain in the pelvis
- Urinary symptoms, such as an urgent need to go
- Extreme fatigue
- Abdominal swelling
- Pain during sex