India news April 9, 2012

Yuvraj back in India after completion of cancer treatment

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yuvraj Singh, the India allrounder, is back in the country after two and a half months in the USA, where he had received treatment for cancer. Yuvraj arrived in Delhi on Monday morning, and was received by his mother and several fans.

Yuvraj was diagnosed with a type of cancer called "mediastinal seminoma", a germ-cell tumour located between his two lungs, in February. He 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. He finished the last cycle of chemo in mid-march, and his response it had left his medical team "fairly confident" that he would not suffer a relapse. He had spent a few days in London while recuperating from the side effects of the treatment.

He arrived on a Jet Airways flight, sporting a red sports cap - he has suffered hair loss, a common side effect of chemo - and flashing a victory sign to the waiting crowds. A friend who was with Yuvraj in London said the cancer is "completely out of his system", PTI reported. Yuvraj had tweeted about his homecoming on Sunday.

While in the USA, where he was since the last week of January, Yuvraj had done as much gym work and played pool as was physically possible during his treatment. He will hold a press conference on Wednesday, to presumably talk about his treatment and his comeback plan.

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  • Kangroos.Proteas.Monkeys.Lions on April 11, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    In the meantime, Indian cricket also suffering with a series of dissappointing shows where IPL has played role of cancer and a defeat even against the Tigers. After the world cup virtually everything has backfired and now even the return of Yuvraj may not change it.

  • dariuscorny on April 11, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    i can see India unleashing Yuvraj and he is destroying opposition bowling attcks.taking a crucial catch sealing the match for India and India winning the T20 world cup.Yuvraj getting stronger and stronger,our prayers and wishes will make Yuvraj grow stronger and stronger.welcome home Prince

  • Romenevans on April 10, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery bro. Get back on track soon, WC T20 Lanka awaits you. Looking forward for those flat and long sixes over mid wicket.

  • romanc on April 10, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    Hi..welcome back Yuvi..we want to see u in pitch soon....smashing sixes..

  • deba_avik on April 10, 2012, 8:50 GMT

    Welcome back, Yuvi. May Almighty keep you safe. Missing you, Yuvi. Wanna watch your play.

  • rutendo on April 10, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    want to see back on the filed soonest...

  • on April 10, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    Best wishes to you Yuvi from Bangladesh....hope you are back in the field where you belong...All the fans including us from BD want you to see on the field not on a hospital bed....:)

  • dummy4fb on April 10, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    I am so happy for you Yuvraj. Thank the Lord, who used his Angels (oncologists) to free you of your cancer. Best of luck forward and may you soon be able to enjoy the game you love so much and may you continue to be a showpiece of cricket to fans all over the world.

  • AnoopTCA on April 10, 2012, 1:26 GMT

    Can't wait to see you back in action. From Canada

  • susie2112 on April 9, 2012, 22:15 GMT

    It is wonderful to hear of your recovery and return home. May you continue with good health and hopefully we'll see you on the cricket field again when you feel you are ready. Enduring the journey you have had to travel is what makes you a true hero and role model.

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