Beth Chapman Diagnosed With Stage 2 Throat Cancer

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Beth revealed the cancer diagnosis in an open letter .

“As most of you know I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected. 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 2 throat cancer,” she continued. “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.” Fortunately with stage 2 throat cancer, at this point it has not spread to the lymph nodes yet or other parts of the body.

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. 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,

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. 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.

There is no quick fix and no appealing options for treatment. Yes, cancer sucks,” she continued. “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

I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come,” Chapman wrote. “I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time.”

Beth Chapman

 

 

 

 

 

DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT – premieres Spring 2014 Eleven, one-hour episodes

DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT – premieres Spring 2014
Eleven, one-hour episodes

The world’s most famous bounty hunters are at it again! Dog, Beth, Leland and Dakota are back on the road, crisscrossing the country to train fellow bondsman, and help tracking down some of America’s most dangerous criminals. With their trademark candor and strong belief in second chances, the Chapmans motivate and inspire both the local bondsmen, and the fugitives that the Chapmans capture along the way. This season, Dog introduces new high tech surveillance gear and the latest in cutting-edge ballistic equipment. Expect more adrenaline-filled hunts, dramatic captures, and emotional moments of redemption than ever before.

DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT is executive-produced by Duane and Beth Chapman and their production company, Entertainment By Bonnie and Clyde and by Electus, LLC. (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox and Corie Henson), and Alan Deutsch. Matt Trierweiler is the executive producer for CMT.
Returning favorites DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT, from Electus, was the highest-rated CMT series this past year and has been renewed for 11, one-hour episodes;

 

DOG AND BETH : ON THE HUNT IS THE NUMBER ONE SHOW ON THE GROWING CMT NETWORK

CMT CLOSES OUT 2ND QUARTER WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS ACROSS PRIME AND TOTAL DAY

RANKS AMONG TOP 5 FASTEST-GROWING CABLE NETS

          NASHVILLE – July 2, 2013 – CMT wrapped up its second quarter of the year posting double-digit gains for its key P18-49 demo in both Prime (+31%) and Total Day (+33%) over last year, and currently ranks among the Top 5 fastest-growing cable nets for the quarter.  Growth is particularly strong among women when compared to last year, with the largest gain among young females as W18-34 grew in both Prime (+56%) and Total Day (+52%) for the quarter.  The gains mark the network’s third consecutive quarter of growth (P18-49, Total Day), and follows an aggressive strategy with more hours of original programming than any time in the network’s history.

          The success is fueled by new additions to CMT’s lineup including the April launch of DOG & BETH: ON THE HUNT, which ranks as the network’s top current series.  Other recent hits include the annual CMT MUSIC AWARDS, season three of REDNECK ISLAND, GUNTUCKY, and the late-night addition of COPS RELOADED.

          This month, CMT will debut its first animated series BOUNTY HUNTERS on Saturday, July 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starring the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Lisa Lampanelli.  Additionally, Jeremiah and Big Ox use their backwoods ingenuity to concoct outrageous pranks in the series premiere of HILLBILLIES FOR HIRE on Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with its regular timeslot Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Valuable input from ‘Dog’ the bounty hunter

‘Dog’ the bounty hunter provides valuable input on legislation
I’ve always believed that the private sector, given the opportunity, can operate more efficiently than government. In few areas is that concept better exemplified than in bail bonding. Returning defendants to custody is the most difficult part of the industry. It’s also when the industry is most reliant on bounty hunters.

Oklahoma has seen an influx of bad actors in this field. High-profile stories have caused public outcry and requests to do something. For two years, my colleagues and I have been attempting to reform the industry through training, regulation and certification for bounty hunters. This has drawn the interest of one of the most recognizable characters on reality television — Duane “Dog” the Bounty Hunter. I had heard many opinions about Dog and his character. I had also heard many opinions about how his team members conduct themselves during the operation of their business. These questions were answered when I was given the opportunity recently to spend time with Dog and his team in Oklahoma City.

The bulk of Dog’s and his wife Beth’s time on the job is spent in preparation and in counseling defendants. In each case, the couple would immediately begin doing what they could to help defendants turn their lives around. Upon their release, many defendants were ready and willing to do so. We are blessed to have their input on establishing regulations for their industry. I count it an honor to call them my friends and look forward to working with them in the future.
Sen. Ralph Shortey, Oklahoma City
Shortey, a Republican, is author of Senate Bill 1013, which would create the Bail Enforcement and Licensing Ac