Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman has revealed the devastating news that she has 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,” the reality TV personality began. “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.’”
“After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage II throat cancer. 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.”
Chapman has remained quite positive and speaks of her diagnosis as an uphill battle she is ready to fight. “My life has never been easy, and I surely don’t expect it to start now. 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.”
She concluded her message on a note of gratitude, “I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time.”