WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Bret Hart has won his battle against prostate cancer. On 1st February 2016, Hart announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The WWE Hall of Famer's Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels are zero now after he underwent a robotic prostatectomy surgery in February 2016 to remove his prostate.
Speaking in a recent interview with personalhealthnews.ca, Hart said:
“I like to think that I was the guy who beat cancer. It’s a big win. Better than any title I could ever possibly get.”
It indeed is a monumental achievement for Hart and easily the biggest win in his long and illustrious career. Although he will have to get his PSA levels monitored every three months for the next ten years.
Hart was first cautioned about a possibility of having prostate cancer in 2013 when his PSA levels were through the roof, which alerted the doctors about a possible slow-growing type of prostate cancer. Since then, Hart has had to undergo regular biopsy and other blood tests to keep his disease under control.
When he was first diagnosed, Hart was shocked. He said: “I never felt anything. I had no symptoms at all. It was a mystery to me that there was anything wrong. ‘Devastating’ is a good word for how I felt when I received the diagnosis. I was terrified about what the future might hold. It was a hard thing to accept.”
Hart met with Dr. Eric Hyndman of the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary, where he was advised surgery by the doctor in 2015 after his PSA levels were constantly soaring.
The WWE Hall of Famer's battle against cancer has inspired millions worldwide, motivating them to get themselves checked for abnormal PSA levels. Hart also has a message to his fans, a really positive one at that.
“Don’t be afraid to find out the truth. Whatever the diagnosis is — you’re better off knowing. It’s as simple as a blood test. If it is cancer, get on it as quickly as possible. It could save your life.”
We congratulate Bret Hart on the biggest win of his life and wish him a long and healthy life.
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