IKER CASILLAS’ wife has revealed she is fighting ovarian cancer less than three weeks after the Porto goalkeeper suffered a heart attack.
Stunning Sara Carbonero made the shock announcement today in an emotional post on social media.
She said: “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.
“A few days ago during a check-up, doctors described a malignant ovarian tumour and I have been operated on.
“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.
“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.
“I have the support of my family and friend and a great medical team.”
The TV sports journalist added: “I take advantage of this moment to ask that my journalist colleagues show the respect and understanding they have always shown me, especially in these difficult and delicate times for me and my family.”
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The 35-year-old, who has two sons with her husband, helped organise his 38th birthday yesterday before breaking the news of her own health battle.
She was filming in Tarifa in southern Spain when former Real Madrid shot-stopper Casillas suffered his heart attack on May 1.
It was initially thought Casillas would hang up his gloves, but the 2010 World Cup winner rubbished the claims after receiving positive news from doctors.