On Sunday: India’s World Cup hero and man of the tournament, Yuvraj Singh has got cancer. And is undergoing chemotherapy in the United States and his physiotherapy came on Sunday.
Tumor had detected in left lung of Yuvi ,but it had been malignant. His diagnosis will be in between these months. He will fit out and start to play on May.
Actually, he is suffering from cancer and this the first stage and his physiotherapist Jatin Chaudhary says its curable. He will be back on the field very soon,”
BCCI officials, however, said the lay-off could be longer and that chemotherapy was scheduled to continue for nine weeks.
Family sources said Yuvi, who has made many comebacks into the Indian team, is determined to overcome the disease. They said the chemo sessions had begun and he had lost weight.
A family source said ”He is showing common after-effects of the treatment – loss of appetite and nausea. He is anxious but also keen to fight the ailment,”.
Since January 26,Yuvraj has been in the US for chemotherapy at Cancer Research Institute, Boston Tumour in lung detected earlier, now diagnosed as malignant.
Doctor says parts of tumour are just above artery of heart, 100% curable Physio Jatin Chaudhary says diagnosis delayed till Oct 2011 as first biopsy report was stolen, then an Indian hospital (unnamed) got diagnosis wrong. Finally, a Russian doc detected cancer.
“He appears to have lung seminoma, a condition in which there is cancerous growth of the size of a golf ball in the organs. It occurs due to genetic predisposition developed during the fetal development phase and is relatively rare,” said Dr Anshuman Kumar, surgical oncologist at Dharmshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
Dr. Kumar said ”The germ cells that cause lung seminoma are responsive to chemotherapy. Normally, we give three-four cycles of chemo to the patient over a period of about three months. In case there is any residual cancerous cell in the body, surgery is opted for,”
He added that unlike lung cancer, which occurs in elderly people, lung seminoma affects people in the age group of 15 to 35 years and is usually detected early. The symptoms include breathing difficulty especially on exertion, persistent cough and blood with sputum. Jatin Chaudhary said the cancer was curable.
“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,” he said.
“The doctors decided that he would have to undergo chemotherapy and he travelled to the US on January 26. By the end of March, he would undergo a CT scan and should recover by then. After that he would need some rehabilitation in April,” Chaudhary was quoted as saying in the media.
BCCI sources said, “if all goes well, Yuvraj would take around six months to make a comeback”. This is what the board had told the IPL franchisee during Saturday’s auction in Bangalore, after his team, Pune Warriors, walked out of the event.