India news March 18, 2012

Yuvraj completes chemotherapy, to return to India in April

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yuvraj Singh, the India batsman, has completed his chemotherapy and is expected to return to India in the first half of April. He was admitted to hospital for his last cycle of chemotherapy and has now been discharged. Yuvraj underwent three sessions of chemotherapy in Indianapolis at the IU Simon Cancer Centre at the Indiana University Medical Centre under Lawrence H Einhorn, who headed the treatment of cycling champion Lance Armstrong in 1996.

Yuvraj had tweeted on Sunday morning about his chemotherapy sessions being complete.

Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer early last month. His condition is called "mediastinal seminoma", a germ-cell tumour located between his two lungs - the tumour is a rare one, forming less than 1% of all cancers. He was known to have shown a "slightly better than expected response" to his first cycle of chemotherapy and now, having completed the process, will go through a few weeks of recovery to deal with the side-effects of his treatment.

While in the US, where he's been since the last week of January, Yuvraj has done as much gym work and played pool as was physically possible during his treatment, watched the Superbowl game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots and interacted with a few hundred Indian-origin students of the university after he was recognised when on one of his walks along the Indianapolis canal.

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  • Dummy4 on March 19, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    Wishing you a quick have shown you are fighter...get well soon

  • Andrew on March 19, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    Hopefully all is on track!

  • Jyotirmoy on March 19, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    Thank God its done! Get well soon Yuvi! The team needs you badly! you are missed both in ODIs and tests. I am sure you will come back as a Champion!

  • Dummy4 on March 18, 2012, 22:23 GMT

    i m happy u r done with it and the timming you found out abt ur cancer. u always been my favourite cricketer. just ignore ur this cancer past now and go bck to ur normal routine. u r a special personality...

  • Dummy4 on March 18, 2012, 22:22 GMT

    Best wishes and we all know that u have a heart of a tiger , mind and body heart and soul , tugh me shakti he anmol jiji

  • noitsnothim_itsme on March 18, 2012, 21:45 GMT

    I am waiting in the Cow Corner - Come and hit me!

  • Ashok on March 18, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    Get nwell soon & God Bless you.

  • Manoj on March 18, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    All the best Yuvi on your journey to full recovery. Your return to play cricket for India again will be an inspiration for all young aspiring cricketers everywhere, especially in India. Chak Dey.

  • viju on March 18, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    So many of us are praying for your health & speedy recovery - we are praying to God Almighty to heal you completely so that you can get back to what you like to do best. Stay strong and keep the faith - you are good kid. Cheers!

  • Dummy4 on March 18, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    i would say ..we were lucky yuvi was not playing today ... the best lefy handed player in asia ... get wel soon

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