WWE Hall Of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is universally loved by fans for entertaining them throughout the years.
During an interview with Wrestling Inc. Senior News Editor Nick Hausman, Duggan, who survived kidney cancer more than 20 years ago, discussed his recent battle with prostate cancer.
“I had my prostate taken out last October and I thought hopefully that had taken care of everything, but I got another PSA test, found out that the cancer was still in me,” Duggan said. “I was very disappointed to say the least. I was really down for a little while, but had to go back in and get radiation. I did eight weeks of radiation treatment, but came out, rang the bell. I’m cancer-free, thank the Lord.”
The former WWE and WCW star said he now feels much better, adding that he’s thankful he didn’t have to undergo chemotherapy.
“Thank goodness I didn’t have to do that,” Duggan said. “Chemo is so much worse than radiation. Radiation was almost like an X-ray. You hardly felt anything, you didn’t hear anything.”
I know it’s a terrifying deal for me and my whole family when everybody hears that, but early detection can save your life,” Duggan said. “This is my second bout with very aggressive cancers and I’m here to talk about it. So, get your physical, folks.”