Ami Brown: Did She Ever Really Have Cancer?

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Sometimes, a small but vocal minority of viewers and "fans" can't even take good news without trying to turn it into something that it isn't.

And that seems to be what's happening with Alaskan Bush People as they respond to updates on Ami Brown's cancer battle.

The minute that she doesn't look like she's dying, some people have the audacity to question whether Ami ever really had cancer to begin with.

Ami Brown in Alaska

The Alaskan Bush People star and family matriarch Ami Brown has been battling lung cancer. Real, actual lung cancer.

Throughout this fight, even Ami's own children haven't been sure if their mom is going to make it.

Obviously, as reality stars with a long and successful career, the Brown family could afford the best kind of care. They even moved to a Beverly Hills mansion so that Ami could be near a hospital and could be comfortable while recovering.

Fans wanted Ami to recover, which is why a photo of Billy Brown ignited controversy when fans noticed that he was still proudly displaying his carton of cigarettes while his wife battles lung cancer.

With the Alaskan Bush People Christmas Special, fans and viewers learned some very good news: that Ami Brown was finished with treatment and her doctor declared that she was doing much better.

Ami Brown & Billy Brown, ABP Christmas 2017

The non-fan page Alaskan Bush People Exposed shared this post:

"Ami Update: I've been seeing in a lot of other groups and articles that she is 100% cancer free."

That's not true. But there is wonderful news.

"I would like to set the record straight. Ami is officially in remission and for now chemo is over."

That's a huge -- and pleasant -- surprise for many fans who weren't expecting good news.

Brown Couple

Alaskan Bush People Exposed continues, writing:

"That doesn't mean she lied about having cancer or faked having cancer."

Obviously. It's not that no one ever lies about this kind of thing, folks. But ... clearly, Ami was not.

So, what's Ami's status?

"All it simply means is that she is in remission and will be monitored by her doctors very closely."

Remission is not the same as being magically cured by a Christmas miracle, folks.

"Like most people dealing with cancer it is something that Ami will have to deal with for the rest of her life and to suggest anything else is irresponsible and utter nonsense."

Ami on TV

Ami will have to be vigilant for cancer to once again manifest for the rest of her life. Her chances of having cancer are 40% higher than that of someone who doesn't have cancer.

Sometimes, people who've "beaten" cancer find that just a few months or years later, cancer returns. Sometimes, it's worse the second time around.

As we already told you, Alaskan Bush People Exposed shared that Ami had a "setback" following the filming of the Christmas special:

"Shortly after Thanksgiving she suffered a brief setback and was very ill. She is doing better now and back on the mend."

That may have simply been an illness, as the ravages of both chemo and cancer can leave someone susceptible to everyday ailments.

Ami Brown and Billy Brown in Alaska

Of course, some people still have questions. One comment replying to Alaskan Bush People Exposed's clarifying post reads:

"You have to go 5 years to be officially 'cancer free'. As of right now she is in remission."

This commenter finds all of this suspicious.

"I just don’t see how someone that is stage 4 was able to be cancer free so fast. Remember stage 4 means the cancer metastasized to other parts of the body."

And then he writes:

"The 5 year survival rate is less then 10%. I’m glad she is doing well but it doesn’t add up."

Ami Brown on Christmas

One, perhaps Ami Brown was lucky and beat the odds.

Two, perhaps Amy Brown is a reality star who can afford the best care.

Three, and we hate to mention this, but his "concerns" about the 5 years survival rate may be addressed if Ami Brown doesn't make it to 2023.

Beating cancer doesn't mean that she'll live to be 80. Or 70. And maybe not even 60.

(Ami will turn 55 in August of this year)

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