Former A&E star Beth Chapman whose husband is Duane Chapman aka Dog The Bounty Hunter received unsettling news on Tuesday, November 27 when doctors discovered that her throat cancer had returned.
Beth was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday after a blockage in her throat was discovered and she had to undergo an emergency surgery. During the operation it was revealed that her throat cancer had returned nearly a year after the couple had announced that she was cancer free.
“I can confirm that she was hospitalized today, had surgery to remove a mass in her throat, which was determined to be cancerous. I understand that the situation is very serious. We are all concerned for her and the well-being of her family,” the family’s attorney Andrew Bettler confirmed.
Back in September 2017, the 51-year-old revealed she was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer following “months of a nagging cough.”
“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 said at the time of her diagnosis. “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.”
Beth soon underwent surgery to have the tumor removed, and afterwards was declared cancer free before it came back nearly a year later.
“Early detection is key,” Beth said. “I probably had the scratchy throat for a year. When something feels wrong, you need to get it checked immediately. That’s the lesson here. Also, everyone needs to pay attention to what you put in your body. Your diet is so important.”