Prostate cancer is no joke, and a couple of guys in the last few days have come out with their struggle in the hope that they could save lives.
One of those prostate cancer patients is legendary former professional wrestler Bret Hart.
Bret Hart announced on Tuesday that he was fighting prostate cancer.
In a tear-jerking Instagram post, Bret Hart detailed his battle and vowed to beat prostate cancer.
Beginning his post about prostate cancer, Bret Hart admitted, "In the past few years, I've spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler."
It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around the world. In the past few years, I've spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler. I executed excellently and my proudest claim was that I never seriously hurt or injured another wrestler in my 23 year career. I've paid a price for all that "fake" wrestling ... Mark Helprin wrote: "We are all perfect clocks that Divinity has set to ticking when, even before birth, the heart explodes into a lifelong dance." I've had a great lifelong dance and I'm a survivor of many hard battles. 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. My fans have always looked upon me as a hero and I've always done my best to live up to that in and out of the ring. I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I ... stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear. I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that's kept me going this long already. Love is my weapon and I've got much of it around me all the time, for which I'm truly blessed and eternally grateful. My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying. Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten. B x
He continued, "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."
Battling prostate cancer will be a little more "real" than his fights with fellow wrestlers in the WWE, but he seems prepared to fight with all he has.
Another prostate cancer patient, with a name much less known than Bret Hart, took to social media to share his life as it is now in order to raise awareness for other men.
Kurt Jewson, a 44-year-old prostate cancer sufferer from the UK, posted a very revealing look at his daily struggle in dealing with prostate cancer.
Jewson said of his situation, "I've got a Catheter, Stoma ( colostomy bag ), scars where you can see them, scars where you can't, and hormone implants below my skin. I have another operation to come, and then radio and/or chemo therapy."
He went on to say, "Well, in the summer of 2014 I had blood in my urine. Went to the GP and he said that it was probably just an infection and would clear up. It did. However, it wasn't an infection. It was a symptom of prostate cancer."
Jewson also included a link to a prostate cancer symptom list and urged men to spend five minutes reading it.
What do you think about these two brave men sharing their prostate cancer battles to raise awareness?