Pro tennis player Nicole Gibbs has had to withdraw from the remainder of the clay season due to her biopsy returning positive for a rare form of cancer known as mucoepidermoid carcinoma

There’s good news for Gibbs

The tennis star updated her followers and the rest of the world through her Twitter page. She went on to say that she won’t be competing at this year’s Roland Garros as well as the remainder of clay season.

Her withdrawal is due to the discovery of a rare cancer called mucoepidermoid carcinoma. She discovered this when she went to her dentist and found a growth on the roof of her mouth.

While cancer is never a good thing, there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel for Gibbs as this form of cancer has a great prognosis. Gibbs’s surgeon is confident that surgery alone will be sufficient treatment. In fact, her surgeon gave her the okay to play an extra couple of tournaments in the last few weeks which was a nice distraction for Gibbs.

Giggs’ cancer surgery

Nicole Gibbs also shared that her surgery is scheduled for the coming Friday, May 17th. She has told her followers that her goal is to be back for Wimbledon qualifying at the end of June. A 4-6 week recovery period is expected. However, Gibbs said that she will be doing everything she can to cut that 4-6 recovery period down as well as return to full health as soon as she can.

Nicole Gibbs

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