The Spanish player Carla Suárez announced yesterday that she suffers from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. «As I mentioned in previous weeks, I have not been able to complete my training on the track and my gym routines normally for a while. By exposing myself to the intensity required by professional sports training, my body has been responding with a general indisposition. I have not been able to complete practice sessions since last July, “Suárez said in a statement.
“We have sought medical answers to the appearance of these symptoms. The different tests carried out have required me to rest and have prevented me from participating in the two tournaments organized in New York during the months of August and September, as was my illusion after so many weeks out of competition. The clinical results have confirmed the appearance of a Hodgkin lymphoma in my body, “he added.
The good news is that, according to the tennis player, cancer has been detected early and its proliferation is “curable and small.”
To treat it, Suárez will undergo a six-month chemotherapy that, obviously, will prevent him from participating in the rest of this year’s tournaments. “The only objective I have at the moment is to follow medical advice daily, leaving any other reality in the background,” said the Canary Islands.
Carla, 31, had communicated late last year her intention for this to be her last season in professional tennis. However, due to the circumstances that have surrounded the world and the sport in particular, she put the decision on hold while waiting to say goodbye at the Madrid tournament, which was canceled this year.