Yuvraj Singh has had a tough time in international cricket ever since he recovered from the deadly disease    IANS
Yuvraj Singh has had a tough time in international cricket ever since he fully recovered from the deadly disease IANS

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh today stressed on the need for detecting cancer at an early stage, saying it paves the way for curing the disease. Singh said he could be cured as the cancer was detected early. “Sixty per cent of the cancer patients can be cured, provided the disease is detected at an early stage,” he told reporters.

Yuvraj advised patients and their family members, not to lose hope as the disease was curable and said he, being a cancer survivor, was an example. He said sometimes prayers play a more vital role in a patient’s recovery than medicine. He said tobacco was one of the causes for cancer and urged people not to consume it.

Yuvraj last represented India in their tour of West Indies in July. He was a part of Champions Trophy squad; wherein he scored a fifty in India‘s tournament-opener versus eventual winners Pakistan.