The World Cup hero, is in the US since last month and is being treated for what was earlier claimed to be Lung tumour by his family members last year.
Yuvraj Singh’s oncologist Dr. Nikesh Rohatagi says the world cup hero will be back in 10 weeks time, during the press conference arranged by Yuvraj’s family members. He also confirms that its fully curable.
He also said that, its very rare to find such an ailment as the tumour is located between the two lungs, which is actually mediastinal seminova and not cancer.
Doctors have said that Yuvraj needs 10 weeks to recover, as he has covered 33% of his therapy in the US.
“He has shown tremendous courage and is responding well. He will undergo third round of chemotheraphy tomorrow”.
This is a rare case, as there the lungs aren’t affected nor spread, as it is the germ cell tumour between the cells which is diagnosed as mediastinal semi-nova.
The tumour, is located between the two lungs, it is a rare kind of cancer which is most manageable, curable,” said one of the doctors treating Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh on Monday lamented that his son’s treatment was delayed a bit and that the dashing left-hander had not taken his advice seriously to get himself checked up two years back.
“I don’t want to blame anyone. But I feel that things could have been different today. If you recall, two years when Yuvi was playing in a T20 match at Mohali and played match-winning innings, in which after hitting a six he came running towards Suresh Raina and could be seen coughing badly,” Mr. Yograj recalled how the early signs of his son’s illness were not picked up seriously.
Struggling to hold back his tears, the former Test cricketer said he had then advised Mr. Yuvraj to get a thorough medical check up done, but he had brushed it aside saying he was not a kid and that he was alright.
“But I knew that something was wrong…six months back the doctor who saw the laboratory reports of Yuvraj had pleaded that he should be taken to the U.S. for treatment. With folded hands, the doctor said that best treatment is available in the U.S….but I don’t blame anyone,” he said speaking at his residence here.
Doctors also thanked BCCI for their support, for helping Yuvraj throughout the process.
The doctors also said that Yuvraj approached the doctor in the mid of Jan for treatment. “Chemotherapy started in the last week of Jan and is expected to get over by mid march as he is expected to be back in the action during the first week of May,” Dr. Nikesh Rohatagi said.
“The doctors decided that he would have to undergo chemotherapy and he travelled to the US on January 26. 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 added.
“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 said.
While Sports Minister has assured to provide some government help to the battling cricketer, Subrato Roy, the owner of Pune Warriors, Sahara which split with BCCI recently has also assured to pay Yuvraj his fee that is due for this year though he is not playing IPL 5.
The question is Yuvraj, himself has a good financial background and need not depend on such funds for his treatment, but such initiatives are appreciable, as it shows their support to the cricketer as a human being, and to the game of cricket