TV bounty hunter Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman’s sidekick and wife Beth has been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer.
She has updated fans about her health battle on social media, revealing she was diagnosed last month.
“As most of you know I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected,” she writes. “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’.”
Beth, who stars alongside her husband on his Dog the Bounty Hunter show, went on to reveal she paid a visit to her doctor after failing to shift a “nagging cough”, explaining, “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.”
“To be certain, I’ve stared down the devil more than once in my life but I’ve never faced a real life or death decision…,” the defiant TV star adds. “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. 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.”