Beth Chapman: 'Fighting cancer is the toughest battle I’ve ever been in'

Beth Chapman is speaking out about the fight of her life. The reality star will discuss her cancer battle during two Mother’s Day services at The Source Church in Bradenton, Florida, on Sunday, May 12, and she recently gave fans an update about her health struggles.

“Fighting cancer is the toughest battle I’ve ever been in,” the 51-year-old said, per radio station Q105. “But my faith in God and the love of my family is helping me through. I am so honored to have been asked by Pastors Ralph and Joanne to share my story with their congregation, especially on Mother’s Day.”

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Beth, the wife of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, revealed a stage II throat cancer diagnosis in September 2017 and was given the all-clear a few months later. However, doctors discovered the cancer had returned and spread to her lungs in November 2018 when she underwent emergency surgery. She started chemotherapy the following month.

Dog, 66, opened up to Us Weekly about his wife’s health scare in December. “I don’t listen to the bad news. I don’t want to hear it,” he said at the time. “I pray a lot, anywhere. I cry all the time. … I constantly ask God to heal my honey and make sure He takes care of it.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Duane Lee Dog Chapman and Beth Chapman are seen on November 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman are seen at LAX on September 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman (L) and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WAIKIKI, HI - NOVEMBER 10: Beth Chapman (l) and Duane Chapman attend the Sunset on the Beach event celebrating season 8 of 'Hawaii Five-0' at Queen's Surf Beach on November 10, 2017 in Waikiki, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
WAIKIKI, HI - SEPTEMBER 12: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman arrive at the CBS 'Hawaii Five-0' Sunset On The Beach Season 6 Premire Event at Queen's Surf Beach on September 12, 2015 in Waikiki, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Duane Chapman and Beth Chapman are seen on September 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Beth Chapman and Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman (L) and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman and wife Beth Chapman visit at SiriusXM Studios on June 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman, Duane 'Dog' Chapman, and guests attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 29: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the Snoop Lion concert at The Showbox Sodo on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards - After Party at Rocketown on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Smith arrive at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: TV personalities Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Duane Chapman and Beth Smith (R) arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MARCH 19: Media personality Duane Chapman (right), known in the media as 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' is joined by his wife Beth Chapman as he promotes his book 'When Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given' at Borders Wall Street on March 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 24: Television personalities Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman arrives at the Fox Reality Channel's 'Really Awards' held at Avalon Hollywood on September 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: TV personalities Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman attend the FOX Reality Channel Really Awards on September 24, 2008 at the Avalon Hollywood club in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Getty Images for FOX)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: TV Personalities Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Smith walk on September 1, 2008 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
NEILL J. SCHUTZER/�2008 RAMEY PHOTO LOS ANGELES, 8/4/08 DUANE 'DOG' CHAPMAN AND HIS WIFE BETH SMITH AT STK IN BEVERLY HILLS NJSPS (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: TV Personalities Beth Smith and Duane 'Dog' Chapman attend the Ed Hardy Swimwear launch fashion show held at Christian Audigier's private residence on December 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Polk Imaging/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Beth Chapman poses with her husband, Duane 'Dog' Chapman, as he signs copies of his new book 'You Can Run But You Can't Hide' at Borders on August 3, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)
Duane 'Dog' Chapman, AKA Dog the Bounty Hunter with his wife Beth. (Photo by David Howells/Corbis via Getty Images)
Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth (Smith) Chapman pose at sunset after their lavish wedding ceremony at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, on the Big Island of Hawaii, May 20, 2006. About 250 people attended the wedding. Chapman's daughter was killed the night before the ceremony (Photo by Lucy Pemoni/FilmMagic)
Beth Smith and Duane Dog Chapman during 2005/2006 A&E Television Networks UpFront at Rockefeller Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Duane Dog Chapman and Beth Smith during VH1 Big in '05 - Red Carpet at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - APRIL 21: From the reality television show Dog The Bounty Hunter Beth Smith (L) and Duane 'Dog' Chapman arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration held at Rockefeller Center April 21, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
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Earlier this month, a source told Us that Beth, who has been filming the new WGN series Dog’s Most Wanted with her husband, had been rushed to a hospital in Hawaii with serious breathing issues. “She hasn’t been feeling well of late and Dog is by her side,” the source said. “One thing everyone knows about Beth is that she’s a fighter.”

An insider told Us the following day that “doctors drained almost four liters of fluid from her lungs” and that Beth was “at home resting.”

In December, Dog told Us about Beth’s resilience. “She’s still trying to cook and get involved in my bounties and business. She’s still trying to do everything,” he said. “Beth is the kind of girl who likes control. She’s trying to still advise me on my work, and I’m like, ‘Honey, I was the Dog the Bounty Hunter before I met you. Stay out of it!’”

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