‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan has given fans an update on his condition following his second battle with cancer.
In early August Jim Duggan announced that he had completed his latest cancer treatment and was now cancer free.
The WWE Hall of Famer had initially undergone surgery to remove his prostate in October 2021 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, the star was informed the following May that the cancer had returned and he would need to undergo further treatment.
Speaking to Wrestling Inc’s Nick Hausman Duggan opened up about his recent treatment.
“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.”
Duggan added that he was happy that he didn’t have to undergo chemotherapy before urging everyone to get regular physicals as early detection can save lives.
“Thank goodness I didn’t have to do that, 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.”
Jim Duggan began his wrestling career in 1979 after a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons NFL franchise. After appearing in Mid-South Wrestling for much of the 1980s, Duggan arrived in the WWF in 1987. Here Duggan enjoyed a great run of success appearing at the first-ever Survivor Series and winning the first Royal Rumble Match.
The veteran moved to WCW in 1994 where he went on to win the United States and World Television Championships. Duggan returned to WWE in 2005 enjoying short feuds with the likes of Eugene and Cody Rhodes.