“Definitely Not A Good Teacher”: Carla Suarez Navarro Shares Lessons Learned From ‘Hodgkin’s lymphoma Cancer’


Carla Suarez Navarro
Carla Suarez Navarro

During the 2020 US Open, the Spanish former tennis professional Carla Suarez Navarro announced that she had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a kind of cancer. And then she would need six months of chemotherapy. However, now Spaniard admits no one has to go through experiences as she had in the future.

In a recent Q & A session with Ven A Canarias, the former World No.6 answered several questions, especially her cancer diagnosis.

When asked, many people face diseases based on complaints and a why to me? How do you do it? 

Navarro replied, “At no time did I think why to me and I will never think about it with anything, especially in things that we cannot control; from the first moment I faced it from the calm and the normality, from the positivity and the hope.” (Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator). 

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“I put my five senses in trying to recover as soon as possible and above all listening to the advice and guidelines of the doctors who gave me a lot of confidence and helped me a lot,” the two-time WTA tour-level Titleist added.

Cancer Has Taught Me To Enjoy More From Day To Day, says Carla Suarez Navarro  

Hodgkin lymphoma is one sort of cancer, but most treatable. It originates from a specific type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Over 90 percent of patients survive more than five years with it. After successful treatments, most patients live long and healthy lives. 

In a row, a Spaniard was questioned, has Hodgkin’s lymphoma taught you anything?

Carla Suarez answered, “Honestly, it has taught me to enjoy more from day to day and to live more in the present, but for the rest, It is not something pleasant to experience, and I have to live it in the first person.” 

“Neither for the person who suffers it nor for those around him, cancer is definitely not a good teacher. Hopefully, no one has to go through experiences like this in the future, although I know it will be somewhat complicated,” the seven major event quarterfinalist confessed.  

In conclusion, Navarro said that she is quite well. She feels good, and the most important thing is that she is almost finishing the treatment.  

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