Reality star Beth Chapman has been diagnosed with stage two throat cancer. The devastating news broke late Friday morning.
“After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis… I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses,” Beth wrote in an email.
She shot to fame in the early 2000’s, starring in “Dog the Bounty Hunter” alongside her husband Duane. She was cute, blond, and knew how to kick ass. The Chapmans defied the stereotypes governing most reality show families.
“There is no quick fix and no appealing options for treatment. Yes, cancer sucks… While I know my diagnosis, until I come out of my surgery, I do not yet know my prognosis. If all goes well, my doctors will be able to get the tumor,” explained Chapman.
Beth’s a tough woman. A cancer diagnosis is enough to make anyone stagger but Beth is handling her situation with grace. She was seen Friday leaving a Los Angeles hospital, trailed by a camera crew.
“Still, I’ve never been a victim and I won’t let cancer beat me. I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road.”
(Source: Daily Mail)