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Nicole Gibbs On The Dental Visit That Led To A Cancer Diagnosis

August 7, 2019
by Nicole Gibbs


Nicole Gibbs is a 26-year-old professional tennis player, currently ranked No. 137 in the world and playing for the Orange County Breakers of World TeamTennis. The former NCAA singles and doubles champion was diagnosed with cancer in the spring after a routine dentist appointment. She shared her story with us amid her comeback to the court.

Shortly before Caroline Wozniacki’s bachelorette party festivities in April, I received a promotional email for a free teeth-whitening from my new dentist. “Oh, sweet!” I remember thinking. Naturally, I wanted to look good for the weekend (knowing how much of it was going to end up onĀ Instagram and all), and for at least two years I was slacking on getting a regular cleaning.

So I went. And it changed everything.

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