Six months after revealing that she had breast cancer, Martina Navratilova has some good news about her health. “I am cancer-free,” she tells PEOPLE, happily.
“Technically I was cancer free after the lumpectomy in March,” the tennis champ says. “But then I had radiation to make sure that it killed any cancer cells that were still hovering about.”
Navratilova, who was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma, underwent six weeks of grueling radiation treatment. “Surgery was easy,” she says, “but the radiation was trickier. It was six weeks of really low energy. Radiation just sucks your energy like a vampire, day by day.”