As noted earlier this week, Bret Hart announced that he has prostate cancer. He said that he would be getting surgery to remove the cancer but that was the only thing we knew at the time of his Facebook post. Hart’s announcement came two weeks after his brother Smith announced that he had prostate and bone cancer (in his hip).
“I’ve had a great lifelong dance and I’m a survivor of many hard battles,” Hart said in a Facebook post “I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all.”
If there’s any good news here it’s that prostate cancer is usually a slow-growing cancer and if the cancer is limited to the prostate then it can be removed during surgery and the survival rate is relatively high. In 99 percent of cases, the person lives more than five years.
The good news with Bret is the belief is that the cancer was found in the early stages. His brother’s cancer had already spread to the hip when he discovered it so that is not the best news but Smith is determined to beat the disease.