Wade recalls battle with cancer in teenage

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12:55

Sydney: As Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh battles cancer, here is a story of hope he can take inspiration from.

The 30-year-old Yuvraj, who is currently in the United States undergoing chemotherapy for a cancerous tumour between the two lungs, found out about his disease last year.

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was all of 16 when he discovered that he had testicular cancer, that too by chance after he got hit on the groin during a football game.

"I went in and got it checked and the doctor basically said if I hadn`t been hit in the testicle, may be I would never have known the tumour was there, so I was pretty lucky I got hit in the nuts and got it checked," Wade told the `Sydney Morning Herald`.

"It was just a surreal sort of thing. It didn`t hit home until I sat there and they told me basically that I was going to go through chemotherapy and lose my hair and all that sort of stuff. As a young bloke at 16, I think that`s when it hit home that this was pretty serious.

"Before that I didn`t really know, I just thought I`d have an operation and it would be taken care of. Then, sitting down and talking about it, I realised how serious it was, and I was pretty lucky to get through it."

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12:55

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