Akira Hokuto has breast cancer

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.


http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/09/former-wrestler-hokuto-akira-reveals-she-has-breast-cancer


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In Japan, there are cultural taboos and superstition when it comes to talking about cancer. When past Japanese wrestling superstars, like Giant Baba, had cancer, it was kept quiet. When Baba passed away, it was reported as being from “internal organ disease,” Hokuto is a huge mainstream television star in Japan, regularly appearing on talk shows, variety shows, travel shows, etc. She has enough of a media presence that speaking openly about her battle with cancer (and especially breast cancer) could legitimately have a pretty big cultural impact.

Hokuto is usually considered, at worst, on of the five greatest female workers of all time. Under her real (maiden) name of Hisako Uno, she was being groomed for stardom by the All Japan Women promotion in the late ’80s when she broke her neck taking a second rope tombstone piledriver in the first fall of a best two out of three falls match. Somehow, she finished the match, which was the beginning of her well-earned reputation for toughness and working through injuries. She returned as “Dangerous Queen” Akira Hokuto and made her mark one of the very best in the world regardless of gender throughout the ’90s and into the early aughts.


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