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WWE legend Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart smacks down prostate cancer

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WATCH: Early detection helped Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart ‘excellently execute’ cancer – Mar 7, 2016

CALGARY – Legendary professional wrestler Bret (Hitman) Hart says he’s 100 per cent recovered and back in the gym a year after surgery for prostate cancer.

Hart says it was a tough battle and he feared the worst, but he benefited from early detection.

The situation is not the same for his older brother, who also has prostate cancer.

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Hart says his brother didn’t go for testing or take care of things early, and now he’s looking at maybe a year to live.

Hart, who is 59, has had serious health issues before – he suffered a stroke in 2002 that left him partially paralyzed, but he made a successful recovery.

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He was born into a legendary wrestling family led by his father, Stu Hart, founder of Calgary’s Stampede Wrestling.

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