There are many forms of cancer and some people don’t even end up realizing they have the disease until it is too late. Cancer can affect different parts of a person’s body and even spread on the outside, but it doesn’t just affect “regular” people. WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart recently revealed on social media that he was recently diagnosed with skin cancer, which has led him to tell his millions of fans that they need to be more aware.
For nearly 30 years, the superstar known as the “Hitman” dominated the ring in WWE and WCW as a multi-time former champion. He captured the tag titles on many occasions while also winning the Intercontinental, WWE, and World Heavyweight Championships on his own.
Hart fought against some of the biggest and strongest wrestlers to ever set foot in a ring, but in a recent social media post, he informed his followers of his latest health scare.
The 62-year-old retired wrestler took to his Instagram account on Thursday to let the world know that he has basal cell carcinoma. It is said to be the most common form of skin cancer, but it is still something he is taking very seriously and he’s urging others to do the same.
Hart posted a photo of his shoulder on Instagram which shows a small spot with a couple of stitches. His caption said that he has an appointment scheduled soon to have it removed, but he wanted to remind everyone to “wear more sunscreen.”
According to the official website for the Skin Cancer Foundation, basal cell carcinoma is the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. Each year, there are more than 4 million cases diagnosed in the United States alone.
BCCs are said to grow quite slowly and are “curable and cause minimal damage when caught and treated early.” This is the reason that doctors always insist that people get regular check-ups, and it’s why Hart is doing the same.
Hart’s raising awareness and admittance of his condition has brought about praise from his followers, but this isn’t the first time he’s had a notable health scare. Back in 2002, Hart suffered a stroke and in 2016, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Bret Hart is a WWE legend who has survived numerous battles inside and outside the ring, but he is staying strong and encouraging others. And now that he’s battling skin cancer, he is making sure that others are aware of the dangers as well.