Emotional Yuvraj recalls his struggles on Cancer Day

The 31-year-old said his aim now is to generate awareness and facilitate early detection of cancer through his initiative 'YouWeCan'.

updated: February 04, 2013 20:15 IST
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Gurgaon: India cricketer Yuvraj Singh had tears rolling down his cheeks as he recalled his successful battle with cancer on a day, which is named after the dreaded disease.

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, Yuvraj spoke about the time after he was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs a few months post India's World Cup triumph in 2011.

"Today is about survivorship. I didn't believe when I was first told that I have cancer. I thought how can a young person like me get cancer. I thought it could never happen to me. It took me a while to realise that I was diagnosed with cancer," an emotional Yuvraj said.

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