Jeanette ‘the Black Widow’ Lee’s Agent Says Pool Legend’s Prognosis Has Improved

Billiard star Jeanette ‘The Black Widow’ Lee, who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in February, has successfully completed her treatments… after initially being told she had up to a year to live

  • Billiard star Jeanette Lee was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer
  • The 50-year-old professional Arctic shark has seen her prognosis improve
  • Lee’s agent told the outlet she handled her treatments “like a champ”
  • And that her doctors said she could live for a few more years
  • This comes after she was initially told she had one year to live










Billiard star Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee, who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer last February, has successfully completed her cancer treatments.

According to a report from TMZ, the 50-year-old professional Arctic shark has seen her prognosis improve after she was initially told she had up to a year to live.

Lee’s longtime agent Tom George told the outlet she was handling her treatments “like a champ” and her doctors said she could live for several more years.

Treatment: Billiard star Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee, who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer last February, has successfully completed her cancer treatments. Seen in 2005

George said Lee’s treatment required six rounds of chemotherapy and major surgery.

He also said that while the treatments were “extremely difficult,” she tolerated them “remarkably well.”

The sports agent noted that the professional athlete: “in the top five percent of people going through that regimen.”

George told TMZ that after treatment, Lee was able to compete in a billiards tournament again.

Good news: According to a report from TMZ, the 50-year-old professional Arctic shark has seen her prognosis improve after she was initially told she had up to a year to live.  Lee's longtime agent Tom George told the outlet she was handling her treatments

Good news: According to a report from TMZ, the 50-year-old professional Arctic shark has seen her prognosis improve after she was initially told she had up to a year to live. Lee’s longtime agent Tom George told the outlet she was handling her treatments “like a champ” and her doctors said she could live for several more years

On September 28, Lee competed in Omega’s Inaugural Diamond Open Tournament in Aiken, South Carolina, just seven months after receiving her diagnosis.

In a statement to the American Pool Players Association, Lee explained, “Playing and participating in tournaments is what I love to do.”

She continued: “I wanted to feel that feeling again and reconnect with my fans personally. They have been so overwhelmingly supportive, I want to be with them.”

Back in the game: On September 28, Lee competed in the inaugural Omega's Diamond Open Tournament in Aiken, South Carolina, just seven months after receiving her diagnosis.  Seen in 2010

Back in the game: On September 28, Lee competed in the inaugural Omega’s Diamond Open Tournament in Aiken, South Carolina, just seven months after receiving her diagnosis. Seen in 2010

“The cancer and the chemo have affected my stamina and preparation, so I have no idea what level I can perform at. But I guarantee I’ll compete with everything I’ve got.’

George told TMZ that Lee played well and managed to cash out.

While acknowledging that the pole star still faces everyday challenges, such as pain, fatigue and the remaining cancer in her system, he said she’s “continuing her struggle the same way she attacked the pool table — with everything she’s got.”

Determination: The pro, who is a single mother to daughters Cheyenne (17), Chloe, 12 and Savannah (11), said: 'I intend to bring the same determination I brought to the pool table for this fight'

Determination: The pro, who is a single mother to daughters Cheyenne (17), Chloe, 12 and Savannah (11), said: ‘I intend to bring the same determination I brought to the pool table for this fight’

His comment echoed Lee’s promise in a press release she issued after receiving her diagnosis.

The pro, who is a single mother to daughters Cheyenne, 17, Chloe, 12, and Savannah, 11, said: “I intend to bring the same determination that I brought to the pool table for this fight.”

Jim Valvano said to us so eloquently, ‘Never give up’. I owe it to my three young daughters to do just that.”

Resilience: Lee has shared updates with her fans on social media as she continues to battle her cancer

Resilience: Lee has shared updates with her fans on social media as she continues to battle her cancer

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