- Sara Carbonero broke the sad news on her battle with ovarian cancer in an emotional post on social media
- She however revealed her condition is in its early stages and hopes everything will be okay
- The announcement came just days after her husband suffered a heart attack during a training session with FC Porto
The wife of iconic Spaniard goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has announced she is fighting ovarian cancer.
Sara Carbonero's revelation come just weeks after Casillas suffered a heart attack that could force him out of his footballing career.
In an emotional post shared on her social media on Tuesday, May 21, Sara disclosed she learned about her condition during a check-up with doctors.
"When we hadn't yet recovered from one shock, life has surprised us again. This time it's me, that six-letter word I still struggle to write," she posted.
"A few days ago during a check-up, doctors described a malignant ovarian tumour and I have been operated on," she disclosed.
She however exuded confidence "everything is going to be okay," considering the condition is in its early stages.
"Everything has turned out okay and fortunately we caught it in time but I've still got some months left fighting while I have the corresponding treatment," she said.
"I'm calm and confident everything is going to be okay. I know the road will be tough but will also have a happy ending," she added.
The TV sports journalist helped organise Casillas' 38th birthday before breaking news of her own health battle.
Yen.com.gh had previously reported Casillas had to be rushed to hospital after suffering a suspeced heart attack on Wednesday, May 1, during training.
Fortunately, the Spain world cup winner's condition was said to have stabilised and was out of any imminent danger after being taken into care earlier in the day.
According to the Independent, the veteran keeper was taken from the field feeling unwell during Porto training.
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