New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh is a happy man today and so are his fans as the left-handed cricketer, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare germ cell cancer, received a very good news from his doctor. (See pics)
Dr Lawrence Einhorn, who is treating Yuvraj's malignant tumour told him that it was "almost out of his system".
"Got very good news from dr lawrence today! The tumor is almost way out of the system Aftr reading my todays scan!Second cycle has started," Yuvraj tweeted.
Dr Einhorn, who is known to be the among the best cancer doctors in the world, had also treated legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, who had suffered from testicular cancer in 1996.
Yuvraj had been reading Armstrong's autobiography 'It's Not About The Bike' for inspiration. He had also tweeted his desire to meet the seven-time Tour de France champion. "I look forward to meet lance armstrong and take inspiration," he had tweeted.
Last Friday, Yuvraj received a message from Armstrong which read as "Yuvi, I want you to know that the entire LIVESTRONG team is here for you. We say it all the time, and truly believe in it: Knowledge is Power, Unity is Strength, and Attitude is Everything.
Please know that we are here to help you and your family in any way possible. Go Yuvi!! Livestrong."
An ecstatic Yuvraj, who is undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for rare germ cell cancer, tweeted: "Message from @lancearmstrong makes me feel better ! Thank you lance means a lot hope we can meet."
Yuvraj, who has been in Boston since last month, is expected to be back on the field in the first week of May, according to his doctor. His second cycle of chemotherapy has started.
The 30-year-old, who went to US last month, has gone bald during the treatment, which will go on till the last week of March before the process of rehabilitation starts in April.
After being diagnosed with the illness, Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November.
He has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests since making his international debut in 2000. He was named Player of the Tournament in the World Cup for scoring 362 runs and grabbing 15 wickets in nine matches.