Beth Chapman, television personality and star of A&E's Dog the Bounty Hunter has revealed that she's changing her cancer treatment strategy. Chapman was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in 2017. Stage two cancer typically means that although the cancer is growing, it hasn't moved to any nearby areas other than perhaps some localized lymph nodes.
Which is just a very jargony way of saying that the cancerous cells haven't spread far, but could begin spreading soon. She discovered her tumor before it could get truly out of control, thankfully. But, and anyone who has gone through cancer treatments or had a loved one go through something similar can tell you, cancer never truly ever goes away.
After a diagnosis and even the full removal of a tumor, survivors return to their doctors for scans every few months to make sure everything is looking a-okay. Unfortunately, Chapman was one of the unluckier ones.
Chapman went under the knife to remove her tumor in 2017.
After the surgery, she declared herself cancer free.
According to People Magazine, In November of last year, she had to have another emergency surgery.
She was rushed to the hospital after experiencing a blockage in her throat.
Unable to breathe, Chapman was admitted immediately.doctors confirmed that it was in fact related to her cancer.
Less than a month later, she returned home from Los Angeles to Colorado, against her doctor's wishes.
Dog said, "cancer follows the path of least resistance, so it goes downward. Half of her lung was full of water, but she’s much more comfortable now [that] she can breathe.He continued, saying, "she just wanted to come back to Colorado, she loves it here."
“She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday."
Shortly thereafter, Entertainment Tonight reported that Chapman had begun Chemotherapy treatment.
Beth was again rushed to the hospital in April for similar reasons as before.
Chapman isn't a stranger to alternative treatment methods, either.
CBD and THC have been treatment supplements to many cancer patients.
According to People, on Mother's Day, Chapman announced she would be ending her chemo treatment.
Beth admitted her diagnosis has been “the ultimate test of faith."
“I don’t go to God and go, ‘Why did I get cancer?’"
She followed up her conversation of faith by announcing she would no longer continue with chemo.
“Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me."
Beth now hopes that her prayers will be answered and God will cure her cancer.
Chapman must have felt immense frustration after being declared cancer-free in 2017.
Even so, I personally feel like I should urge anyone with cancer who reads this article not to abandon your treatment.
He too turned to faith when everything felt hopeless -- but he never abandoned his treatment.I'll never know how many days he gained thanks to the hard work of his doctors, but those days were invaluable to me and my family.
Cancer can break your spirit. Sometimes it feels like there's nothing left to do than to scream and plead and beg.
The support from Chapman's fans and family have been powerful.
@TMZ I thought she was cancer free. I didn't realize it had come back. Kick cancer's butt, @MrsdogC. Prayers for you and your family!— Wendy (@Wendy)1548095280.0
In fact, most of her fans are on board with her new strategy.
@TMZ I Pray She will Be alright Amen 🙏 God Is Good— Noel E Wilson (@Noel E Wilson)1548096148.0
Really, we all just hope her and her family can be well.It's a tough time for anyone going through this.
Support from her fans will definitely help.
@TMZ Wishing her a speedy recovery.— 🅑🅛🅐🅒🅚 Bʀᴜᴄᴇ Wᴀʏɴᴇ 🏴⚛️🌹 #TheFandomMenace (@🅑🅛🅐🅒🅚 Bʀᴜᴄᴇ Wᴀʏɴᴇ 🏴⚛️🌹 #TheFandomMenace)1548095556.0
And her fans know how tough she is.
@TMZ She is tough, she will kick cancer ass— Obed Gonzalez (@Obed Gonzalez)1548095168.0
And you also probably know how important their faith is to them.
@TMZ Good Luck to you Beth, best wishes and prayers sent your way 🙏🏻— MiriamG (@MiriamG)1548097825.0
Everyone needs to make a decision that works for them, and sometimes treatment isn't the right path.
@TMZ 😩 hopefully she kicks cancers ass— kelly power (@kelly power)1548095038.0