New Delhi, Feb 16: Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy in the United States for the malignant lung tumour said that it is "almost out of his system" after the first cycle of treatment.
"Got very good news from dr lawrence today! The tumor is almost way out of the system After reading my todays scan !Second cycle has started," Yuvraj, being treated at the Institute of Cancer Research, Boston, wrote on his twitter account on Thursday.
The left-hander, who went to US in January, will continue the treatment until March before the process of rehabilitation starts in April.
The 30-year-old, who received a message from US cycling legend Lance Armstrong, whose own inspirational triumph over cancer is well-documented, wishing him a speedy recovery.
"Message from @lancearmstrong makes me feel better! Thank you lance means a lot hope we can meet," tweeted Yuvraj.
A photo of Armstrong's letter, posted by Yuvraj, said: "Yuvi, I want you to know that the entire LIVESTRONG team is here for you.
"We say it all the time, and truly believe in it: Knowledge is power, Unity is strength, and Attitude is everything. Please know that we are here to help you and your family in any way possible. Go Yuvi!! Livestrong."
Yuvraj made his international debut in 2000, playing in 274 ODIs with 8051 runs and 37 Tests scoring 1775 runs. He was also named Player of the Tournament in the world cup, scoring 362 runs and claiming 15 wickets in nine matches.
Yuvraj played his last competitive cricket match against West Indies in two Test matches in November.