On September 23, former professional wrestler Hokuto Akira (48) revealed through her official blog that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She will receive surgery on the 24th to remove her right breast.
Hokuto wrote, "The cancer is not only in my breast. There is a possibility that it has spread to my lymph nodes." After surgery, she plans on receiving chemotherapy.
Hokuto also directed a message toward other people fighting cancer, "I hope to make you think, 'Hokuto-san is in pain too, so I will do my best with her.'"
Source & Image: Mainichi Shimbun