Boston, Massachusetts (PressExposure) February 06, 2012 -- It was a major setback for all the Indian cricket fans when the news about Yuvraj Singh suffering from Lung cancer flashed in media. He is undergoing treatment in US since January. He is expected to return and join the Indian cricket team by May this year after the treatment.
According to the media reports, it has been said that earlier the tumor was considered non malignant. Later on with further medical examinations and tests confirmed that the tumor was cancerous. It is also said that the tumor is at a very critical place but totally curable. Although, there was a delay in the treatment as the cancerous tumor was not detected earlier. This cancer is totally curable as it was diagnosed at very starting stage i.e the first stage. It has been advised by the doctors to undergo lung cancer chemotherapy and there is no need for any surgery. Yuvraj Singh is undergoing this treatment at US hospital.
Cancer chemotherapy is a very effective treatment which totally obstructs the growth of cancerous cells and prevents its reoccurrence. There are different methods of administering the chemotherapy treatment.
They include taking it orally in the form of pills or intravenously. These treatments are given in cycles. You have to spend at least one or two days in the hospital for undergoing this chemotherapy treatment. The schedule and the treatment given to the patients would totally depend upon the overall health of the patient and stage of cancer.
These chemotherapy drugs are administered to the patients to either cure the cancer at its initial stage, reducing the size of cancer for removing it or using it destroy the cells after surgery. It is used after the surgery as it would decrease the chances of reoccurrence of the cancer. There are certain side effects of these treatments. Some of the most common side effects which are faced by individuals undergoing this treatment include hair loss and mouth sores. Besides these, you would also be susceptible to infections and a weakened immune system. Keep watching this space for updates about the Yuvraj Singh's battle against cancer. You would also get details about the lung cancer, its treatment especially chemotherapy.