Moving Forward after Loss
- Cecily Chapman is now on OnlyFans. She seems to be doing well and trying to live her best life after her mother, Beth, passed away from throat cancer in 2019.
- After losing a loved one to cancer, sadness is not always a negative thing. And it’s important to remember that there’s no right or wrong way to process the event of losing a parent to cancer.
- Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer where cancerous cells begin in the throat, voice box or tonsils. It is an HPV-related cancer. One of the the easiest ways to reduce the risk of your children developing the disease is to make sure they get the HPV vaccine, particularly between ages 9 and 12.
Cecily is the stepdaughter of Duane Chapman, best known for his show Dog the Bounty Hunter on A&E, and the eldest daughter of Dog’s beloved late wife, Beth, from a prior relationship. Beth’s first cancer diagnosis came in 2017 after she went to the doctor seeking help for her constant coughing fits. Unfortunately, the coughing proved to be the result of her throat cancer, though it was detected early.Read More
Since then, it’s been an interesting and sometimes bumpy road for Cecily with a called-off wedding, family feuds and even an arrest, but now she seems to be doing better. Most recently, she’s joined the adult-content platform OnlyFans and announced her new online show “The Truth Unleashed.” Cecily’s OnlyFans account offers adults-only photos of herself to subscribers who pay $15 a month. “Best part about getting home is taking everything off 👅,” reads a caption to one of her recent posts, which have gotten thousands of likes from supportive fans.
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In a recent Instagram post, Cecily shared a quote about doing what you can to make yourself happy.
“Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people,” the quote read. “You’re responsible for your own happiness.”
Losing a Parent to Cancer
Grief is a complex emotion. It can come in waves, and there’s no right or wrong way to process the event of losing a parent to cancer. And though the sadness may linger, that feeling doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.
In a previous interview with SurvivorNet, Camila Legaspi explains how she lost her mother to breast cancer when she was in high school. She struggled for a long time but eventually was able to turn that immense sense of loss into inspiration.
“I actually took this sadness and let it motivate me,” Camila told SurvivorNet. “I learned that it’s OK to be sad sometimes. It’s OK to carry sadness with you… it’s not always a bad thing. It makes you who you are and it gives you a story to tell and it helps you teach other people to cope with their sadness.”
Like her mother, Camila is a very creative person. She turned to writing as an outlet for her emotions and used her mother’s creativity as a motivator. When she went to Princeton, she got involved with the school’s magazine and explored her feelings of loss as inpiration for poetry, fiction or whatever else she was inclined to write.
“I’ve learned to have it impact me in a positive way and have it not just be a sad story… instead, I’m using it for a better purpose,” Camila said.
Understanding Throat Cancer
Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer where cancerous cells begin in the throat, voice box or tonsils. Some of the main risk factors for this disease include smoking, drinking alcohol, a diet lacking in fruits or vegetables, acid reflux disease and the human papillomavirus (HPV). So, one of the easiest ways to decrease your chances of developing the disease is to get the HPV vaccine
The American Cancer Society recommends that boys and girls get the HPV vaccine between ages 9 and 12. The organization also stresses that teens and young adults through age 26 who are not already vaccinated should get the HPV vaccine as soon as possible. Dr. Jessica Geiger, a medical oncologist at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, explains the link between throat cancer and HPV in a previous interview with SurvivorNet.
“There are no screening guidelines to screen for throat cancer, unlike cervical cancer with pap smears. And there are no standard tests to determine if you harbor the (HPV) virus,” she said. “However, there is no concern that you’re going to spread this cancer to your partner or to anyone else, because at this point your partner has already been exposed to the virus and likely cleared it.”