It is now confirmed that Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is undergoing treatment at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, United States. Last year, it was revealed that the batsman was diagnosed with a non-malignant tumour in the lungs. Follow up tests pointed at cancer.
Jatin Chaudhary, Yuvraj’s physiotherapist had this to say. “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% curable. ” “The doctors decided that he would have to undergo chemotherapy and he travelled to the US on 26 January. 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 further added, “After ayurvedic treatment only three cycles of chemotherapy are required. Initially when the cancer was diagnosed after a biopsy in October end, doctors feared that the treatment would be six cycles of chemotherapy.” “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 elaborated that a delay in treatment is because of an incorrect wrong diagnosis by a hospital last year. He went on to add, “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. “Once he is done with chemo in March, his rehabilitation would be complete by April end and he would be perfectly fit to play in May.”