They're ready for a fight. Fans have been concerned for Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman and his family ever since his wife Beth Chapman revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer back in September. Viewers grew to love the Chapmans via their long-running A&E reality TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter, and now they're able to follow along on the family's journey in a new TV special, Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives.
In a trailer for the special, Beth opened up about why she decided to withhold certain information about her diagnosis from her children. "Travis vaguely overhead something this morning," Beth, 50, told her husband as they headed off to LA for PET scans and CT scans. "But I don't really wanna worry them, you know? We don't know what the worst case scenario is, we don't even know yet."
Keep scrolling below to find out what to expect from the upcoming special.
What kind of cancer does Beth from Dog the Bounty Hunter have?
In August 2017, Beth was diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer. "After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of Stage 2 throat cancer,” she wrote in an emotional letter obtained by Radar Online. “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.”
What is the latest update on Beth's health?
Luckily, Beth was able to act quickly and she underwent cancer removal surgery in September, and shortly after the procedure, she was spotted out to dinner with her hubby and she seemed to be in "good spirits."
Was Beth Chapman a smoker?
Although it is unclear if Beth smoked cigarettes before her diagnosis, smoking, and alcohol consumption are some of the causes of throat cancer, according to Healthline.
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives is set to air in a two-hour special on Monday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. on A&E.