Yuvraj treated for cancer in US

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Yuvraj Singh, who played a stellar role in India’s ODI World Cup triumph last year, has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy in the United States.

The 30-year-old left-hander has been in US since last month and is being treated for what was earlier claimed to be a tumour in the lungs by his family. But it has now been diagnosed as malignant and Yuvraj is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the Cancer Research Institute in Boston.
 
His physiotherapist Dr. Jatin Chaudhary, however, assured that the ailment is curable and the batsman would be fit to resume cricket in May. His mother Shabnam Singh could not be reached for her comments.
 
“It is a rare tumour and is cancerous but it has been detected in Stage One itself. Doctors had to decide whether to continue medication or go for chemotherapy but since parts of the tumour are just above the artery of his heart, there was a danger that while running it could burst. But it is 100 per cent curable,” Dr. Chaudhary said.
 
“The doctors decided that he would have to undergo chemotherapy and he travelled to the US on January 26. At the end of March, he would undergo a CT scan and should recover by then. After that it is just some rehabilitation in April before he is fit to be back on the field in May,” he added.
 
Yuvraj, who was Player of the Tournament in the World Cup last year with 362 runs, 15 wickets and four Man-of-the-Match awards, has also been taking ayurvedic medicines to battle the disease.
 
“After ayurvedic treatment only three cycles of chemotherapy are required.
Initially when the cancer was diagnosed after a biopsy in end October, doctors feared that the treatment would be six cycles of chemotherapy,” Dr. Chaudhary said.
“Thankfully no surgery is required, he is already a lot better than what he was and can’t wait to be back on the cricket field,” he said.
 
Dr. Chaudhary said the detection of cancer was delayed by wrong diagnosis by an Indian hospital.
 
“His first biopsy report was stolen from his car and the second from a hospital, I don’t want to name, did not give the correct diagnosis. It was a Russian doctor who detected the cancer and after consultations with doctors in US, it was decided that Yuvraj would undergo chemotherapy,” he said.
 
Yuvraj has played 37 Tests, scoring 1,775 runs at an average of 34.80. He has 8,051 runs at an average of 37.62 from his 274 match ODI career, the highlight of which was his stellar role in India’s World Cup triumph last year. In 23 Twenty20s, Yuvraj has scored 567 runs at 31.50. (Source: PTI)

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  • Don Batsman Monday, 06 February 2012 06:08 AM

    Don't Worry Yuv we want you back in action. Wishing you the best towards a speedy recovery.

    Concerned Monday, 06 February 2012 06:45 AM

    We pray for you and wish you quick recovery Yuv. Get well soon. You are in our prayers. We Sri Lankans love you.

    nirmala Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:26 PM

    With the blessings of the Nobel Triple Gem may you be blessesed with health and long life

    nizam Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:21 PM

    May he be cured completely soon, with the blessings of Almighty Allah. We pray for his recovery.

    Aristotle Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:32 PM

    Get well soon. I still remember the six sixes against England in the world cup.

    KOSGEDIYA Sunday, 05 February 2012 04:01 PM

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU YUVRAJ SINGH. WE SINCERELY HOPE & PRAY FOR YOUR RECOVERY.

    YOU WILL GET BETTER SOON. I AM SURE YOU WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO OVERCOME THE DIFFICULT TIMES.

    mike Sunday, 05 February 2012 04:03 PM

    As a Sri Lankan i feel very Sad and sorry to hear that. I pray to Infant Jesus to cure his medical condition soon. We are very sadden by this.!

    Shams Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:06 PM

    wishing him a early recovery

    Lankan Monday, 06 February 2012 04:14 AM

    Hope Yuvi get back to feild quckly....

    dinesh Monday, 06 February 2012 04:24 AM

    don't risk you life, yuvraj. give up cricket

    devaroy34 Monday, 06 February 2012 04:38 AM

    may the good lord give him speedy recovery and hope to see him in the cricket field as early as possible.

    Apsara Monday, 06 February 2012 05:01 AM

    I wish him speed recovery and back to see in the field soon.

    Apsara

    Paranavitana Monday, 06 February 2012 05:13 AM

    He will be recovered soon. We will pray for him.

    Lorraine Tuesday, 07 February 2012 03:03 PM

    Cancer can be cured.Do not worry. We Pray for speedy recover to Almighty God and be back to the cricket field. God Bless you.

    Imtiyaz Monday, 06 February 2012 05:54 AM

    though u see an opponent on feild, as human we hope u will come back soon. Wish u all the best yuvi. we are with u.


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