Last month, WWE Hall of Famer Bret "Hitman" Hart announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and promised to fight the disease with everything he's got. Today, former WWE announcer and fellow Hall of Famer, Jim Ross, announced Bret is indeed cancer free.
Bret took to the airwaves with WrestleZone's Sharpshooter Show to talk about the treatment and how long his recovery will go on.
"There's no real way of knowing," Hart said. "I have to get checked over the next few years. Prostate cancer is a very touchy kind of thing. It's a little bit like breast cancer. It's one of those cancers that if you get it in time you can be a survivor rather than a victim of it. I was one of those guys that got checked kind of regularly." He continued on with how smart he felt getting the jump on getting checked up. "My doctors were on top of it in the early stages of it. I had my prostate removed two weeks ago."
Hart also said it's been a difficult recovery, but saying that he thinks it's safe to say the cancer was contained within the prostate. "I should be cancer free hopefully for the rest of my life. It's just a matter of me slowly recovering and taking my time. I know a lot of fans out there have said a lot of prayers and stuff for me. I appreciate that. Right now it's in God's hands where I go from here."
Prostate cancer is a difficult cancer to actually beat, however. Hart, ever the optimist, remains confident even if the cancer does come back, it won't be an easy fight. "God willing, I think I've nipped it in the bud so to speak. I hope that I can have a full recovery. They say it could take anywhere from eight months to two years to recover from prostate cancer surgery. I am optimistic. I am a strong willed kind of person. I put a lot of faith in my doctors. I truly believe that I'll get better and I'll be 100%."
Hart also insists on men getting checked and checked often in order to be prepared and you can get treated in a proper amount of time.
We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Bret for putting cancer in the Sharpshooter.