Yuvraj Singh's cancer is 'fully curable', says his doctor

Yuvraj Singh's oncologist Dr Nitesh Rohatgi speaks to the media about the cricketer's battle with cancer.

Updated: February 06, 2012 20:51 IST
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New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh's oncologist Dr Nitesh Rohatgi feels the ace cricketer can resume training in ten weeks and that he is dealing with his illness strongly.

Speaking to members of the press, Rohatgi said Yuvraj is suffering from a rare type of seminoma (germ cell tumour) but his condition is fully curable. "Association with the word cancer is negative. His condition is completely curable. He has got a rare type of seminoma," he said, adding that the flamboyant batsman should be back on the field in the first week of May. (WATCH)

The doctor also said that Yuvraj is mentally very tough. and that he has come to terms with his condition. "He has nine weeks of therapy. Presently, he is reading books including the autobiography of Lance Armstrong. He is playing video games and is going for walks," the doctor said.

Yuvraj's current physical condition is not healthy but Rohatgi assured that the cricketer is doing better than most in the same situation. "He is presently not as fit as he was this time last year. He however is doing much better than others who have this condition," he said adding that doctors in the USA are working closely with the team in India.


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