We at DressageDaily.com wish to extend our heart felt well wishes to Kyra for a speedy recovery! She is a world class person and dressage trainer and we wish her the very best in her journey. - Renowned Finnish dressage trainer and multiple Olympian Kyra Kyrklund has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has started chemotherapy after a lumpectomy one month ago at the Royal Marsden Hospital. "At first we hoped I only needed radiation therapy after the surgery, but unfortunately it turned out I needed to start with chemo therapy," Kyrklund told Eurodressage. "The good thing is they only took the tumour and healthy tissue around, the lymphnodes were clear. The bad news was that it is a HER2 + one which requires chemotherapy."
The 62-year old Kyrklund, who is a long time smoker, admitted that the diagnoses was a shock as there is no history of breast cancer in her family. "I never thought it would happen to me. It gave me a BIG half halt and made me think what I really want to do and of course what I will manage to do in the near future.