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Yuvraj bats for cancer patients

delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2013 00:49 IST
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Cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh on Monday shared his experiences with cancer patients during an event organised by YOUWECAN, a cancer support group being run by the cricketer.

Recalling his struggle with the disease, Yuvraj said his first reaction after being told that he had tested positive was complete disbelief.

"I remember telling the doctor that probably he had gone wrong with the diagnosis," said Yuvraj, who is also writing a memoir 'In Different Form'.

"For me it was impossible to come to terms with the fact that a young sportsman like me, who followed a healthy lifestyle could contract cancer," he said.

Singh showcased videos when he was undergoing treatment for the rare germ cell cancer between his lungs in the US.

"There were times when I thought I would not make it and cried but then there were times when I was fighting fit. Although the fight with cancer has made me much stronger as an individual, at the same time it has also reduced me to a cry baby, as I can cry at the slightest provocation," said Yuvraj. He started YOUWECAN on his return to India in 2011 from the US.

YOUWECAN aims to create awareness on cancer prevention, early detection and fight against stigma associated with the disease.