Martina Navratilova
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Martina Navratilova: What cancer taught me

Martina Navratilova says being diagnosed with breast cancer taught her to stop worrying about the smaller things in life.

The former Wimbledon champion said she felt "helpless" after she was diagnosed in February 2010, but decided to go public with the news to help other women suffering similar health problems.

You can hear Martina Navratilova speaking to Kirsty Young on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday 8 July at 11:15 BST. Listen online or browse the extensive Desert Island Discs archive.

  • 08 Jul 2012
  • From the section Health