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Martina Navratilova Talks Breast Cancer and Coming Out on 'Larry King Live'

Martina Navratilova Talks Breast Cancer and Coming Out on 'Larry King Live'

Martina Navratilova appeared on "Larry King Live" Wednesday night to discuss her breast cancer diagnosis. In January, the openly lesbian tennis legend admitted that she let her regular schedule of mammograms slip. "I had not realized it had been four years, I thought maybe it was two years since my last mammogram." Navratilova told King that she encourages people to come out, but that ultimately it's a "personal choice." Watch the clip here. 

Martina Navratilova appeared on Larry King Live Wednesday night to discuss her breast cancer diagnosis.

In January, the openly lesbian tennis legend admitted that she let her regular schedule of mammograms slip and thought it was important to go public so that other women would be more attentive to timely examinations.

"I had not realized it had been four years, I thought maybe it was two years since my last mammogram," Navratilova told King.

"I was lucky that this classification happened at the tail end of those four years rather than the beginning."

The tennis star underwent a lumpectomy and radiation and revealed that her odds for a complete recovery are "very good."? 

According to the Advocate, in portions of the interview not yet available online, Navratilova tells King that she encourages people to come out, but that ultimately it's a "personal choice."

She also said that she would have come out sooner, had it not been a roadblock to citizenship.

"I couldn't come out until I became a citizen because it was actually a disqualifier at the time,"  Navratilova said.

Watch the clip below.

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