Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman’s wife, Beth Chapman, recently opened up about her cancer diagnosis and it has since been revealed that she has had the plum-sized tumor removed.
The Blast first reported that the 49-year old reality star had the cancerous growth removed in a 12-hour procedure in Los Angeles this past weekend. Before being diagnosed, Beth revealed she continuously was battling a cough that wouldn’t seem to go away. Beth wrote at the time that she would not know the prognosis going forward until after undergoing surgery and receiving the pathology results.
Beth announced the devastating news earlier this month that she had been diagnosed with stage II throat cancer. “As most of you know I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected,” she wrote in a letter to friends. “I’ve been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years but nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, ‘You have cancer.'”
She also revealed that her family has been her greatest source of strength. “I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come,” Beth wrote. “I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time.”