Carla Suárez, with the slogan “Stronger than cancer” on her shirt. / ÁLVARO RAMAÁLVARO RAMA / Europa Press

Tennis celebrates, and it has reasons. Eight months after announcing that she suffered from cancer, Carla Suárez, 32, announced this Thursday that she has completed her treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and that she has recovered. “I can already say that I have overcome it,” he transmitted through a statement; “It has been a few different months, where I have had to face a reality that I did not know first-hand. By having discipline and listening to medical advice at all times, the foundations have been laid to overcome the disease ”.

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According to his team, Suárez has completed the chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment he has undergone in Barcelona, ​​his place of residence. The Canarian, a native of Las Palmas, has defeated a type of cancer that affects the immune system and wants to return to the slopes at Roland Garros, which will be held from May 30 to June 13, to put the final touch on her career .

Before ending her illness, the tennis player had already announced that in 2020 she would hang up the racket. However, the outbreak of the pandemic and the latest turn of events have led him to postpone his farewell. Everything will depend on his physical evolution in the coming weeks, although the outlook is positive: he has been working in the gym for a long time and has returned to rally on sand.

“I would also like to thank all the people who have sent me words of encouragement, have given me a lot of strength and have given me a lot of energy. To the fans who have sent me words of affection through the networks, to the media that have come to show me their support at a difficult time. They have all made me feel accompanied and have contributed to making this path more bearable ”, she is grateful.

Along the same lines, it also sends a message to health workers: “I want to take this opportunity to show my infinite gratitude to those who take care of us every day, especially to the medical personnel who have given me confidence and hope at all times during my struggle. That human factor is essential to get ahead at times like this, and I feel fortunate to have also had that support. A lot of strength and a lot of encouragement also to those who continue in the fight ”.

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