Recently, Yuvraj Singh played a stellar innings, powering India to a brilliant six wicket victory in the first T20 International.
The Yuvraj Singh Cancer Story
Yuvraj was on the top of the world in 2011, having helped India vanquish the demons of yesteryear by helping India lift the World Cup. His performance in the series was exemplary and he was even adjudged the Player of the Series. So it came as a quite shock when the aggressive southpaw was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his left lung. He underwent chemotherapy treatment at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston as well as Medicine Facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was discharged from the hospital after the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April.
What did Yuvraj suffer from?
Yuvraj was diagnosed with a malignant tumour between his lung and heart known as seminoma. A seminoma is a kind of tumour usually found on the male reproductive organ. In Yuvraj’s case, it was located in the superior mediastinal region (the upper area between his lungs, just above the heart). Dr Anupama Hooda, director of the oncology department at MAX hospital, Delhi, said that in Yuvraj’s case there was a 95 per cent chance of cure with therapy, and the chances of recurrence were almost nil. Since then Yuvi has turned into an icon for cancer survivor and is doing his part in spreading awareness about the disease.
Published: October 22, 2013 11:30 am | Updated:September 26, 2014 2:39 pm