Cricket: India star Yuvraj Singh being treated for cancer in US

YUVRAJ Singh’s physiotherapist Jatin Chaudhary has confirmed the India batsman is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States.

Yuvraj said last year that he was diagnosed with a non-malignant tumour of the lungs but further tests showed he has cancer and he is now undergoing chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston.

Chaudhary said the cancer is at a dangerous place in the body but is curable. “It is a rare tumour and is cancerous but it has been detected in stage one,” Chaudhary said.

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“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% curable.

“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.

The stylish left-hander had earlier written on his twitter account that he would seek inspiration from Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who won multiple Tour de France titles after being treated for testicular cancer.

Yuvraj’s health first deteriorated during the World Cup last year in which he was the man of the series.

Chaudhary also said the delay in treatment was due to a wrong diagnosis by a hospital last year. “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.”