A Survivor’s Journey For Women With Cancer

Author Chris Bledy

Author Chris Bledy

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Chris Bledy is an author, speaker and survivor of late stage and recurring ovarian cancer. She knows what it takes to beat the odds and live your best life.

Chris’ book, Beating Ovarian Cancer is providing hope and inspiration to women all over the world.  Her emphasis on small lifestyle changes is adding up to big results when it comes to healing cancer. Her main goals are to educate women about ovarian cancer and to help those who have the disease in order to improve survival rates.

She was featured in an article by Peter Starr for Health Care Weekly and she did an hour radio interview with Dr. Ann West that aired in Hawaii. Chris was also selected as one of the filmed interviews for the Loreal Legacy Corner. The edited version of this interview can be viewed on YouTube under “Chris Bledy talks about Ovarian Cancer”.

As a speaker, Chris is powerful and touching. At Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan she spoke to an auditorium of people for the ‘Fourth Annual Gynecologic Oncology Conference’. The response was an overwhelming success.  Other speaking engagements include, ‘Cancer Survivors Day’ at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, the ‘Second Annual Lunch in and Learn’ in Granada Hills, CA, sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California (OCC), and the ‘2009 AWIN Golf Classic’ benefiting OCC in Thousand Oaks, CA. Chris also speaks at support groups, church groups and any events that help women dealing with cancer.

She lives with her husband in Woodland Hills, California. You can learn more about Chris, her book and the things she is doing as an advocate for ovarian cancer by visiting her website at www.BeatingOvarianCancer.Com.

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  1. Dianne Nomikos says:

    Hello Chris,

    I don’t know if you read my threads, but I am so happy for you and your success, unfortunately with myself, I am fighting this disease for 7years now, and 4th recurrence, I am at the point, if this time I have to continue chemo again, I am prepare to do the extreme.
    I am deciding to try the Dr Castillo clinic, I don’t know if you have any advice about the clinics of Mexico, but is my only hope,as my cancer doesn’t let me in peace. Coming back again and again and I had just enough.
    I would like to hear your advice, if you can and you are not only for conventional approach. Sofar for my case, as NEVER they didn’t find my primary, and I’ve finish with a diagnosis of Primary peritoneal adenocarcinoma, with unknown primary after my husband paid MDA $200.000 bill, the conventional treatment didn’t help me at all, to have any success in my life.

    Thank you for your time
    Dianne Nomikos-Sanowskis

  2. chris says:

    Hi Diane. It just breaks my heart to hear what you have been going through. It’s true, this is a difficult disease, not only to diagnose, but also to treat. While I’m not familiar with Dr. Castillo’s clinic, I did spend some time in Mexico at Dr. Hulda Clark’s clinic after my recurrence. (Dr. Clark passed away a few years back from a spinal injury). I’m one of those people who believe in doing everything we can. That includes conventional and integrative treatments. Numerous success stories have been documented when it comes to healing cancer through alternative and integrative therapies. One that I get a lot of references to is The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment (Dr. Keith Block). You can easily locate information through Google. Also, another great place to go for alternative references is the Cancer Control Society in Los Angeles (1-323-663-7801). Perhaps the Cancer Control Center knows about Dr. Castillo’s clinic. They have many many resources. This should be a good starting point. Stay in touch. I’m curious to hear which path you choose. Much love to you…

  3. lu says:

    Chris – what ‘kind’ of ovarian did you have?

  4. chris says:

    Not really sure. It was over 13 years ago. I’d have to check with my doctor.

  5. Ginny Schubert says:

    Hi Chris
    So happy to have found your book. I am fairly new at this having been diagnosed in May and undergoing chemo treatments currently. I bought a bunch of books on Amazon (yours being one of them) to avail myself to as much information as possible. Your book has really been helpful and since I have come to this web site I feel it will be an additional resource for me. I am so excited for your success and wish you many more years of living in Joy!\

  6. chris says:

    Ginny,
    It’s always wonderful hearing from readers. Thank you for your kind words. Being able to help others means a great deal to me. If there’s anyway I can help support you through this, I’m here for you. You can always call me or write me privately through email at chris@beatingovariancancer.com. I also know several wonderful ovarian cancer support groups online – Teal’s the Deal and Sisterhood of Ovarian Cancer Survivors immediately come to mind. You can learn an awful lot from these women.

    Thanks again. I’m keeping you in my highest thoughts of love and healing.

  7. Pam Alledn says:

    I love your book! I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer in March. I read your book then and it helped. I’m done with chemo and surgery and reading your book again. Now it’s time to change some things in my life and be very health. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you and God Bless.

  8. chris says:

    Hi Pam. I’m so glad to hear it was helpful to you. It’s wonderful that your done with surgery and chemo. Yay! If you ever need any support or even just someone to talk to, I’m here for you. Please stay in touch. I’d love to hear more about you and your journey. Much love to you…

  9. Lori says:

    I am 58 years old. I had a partial hysterectomy 4 years ago…and chose to keep my ovaries. I have now been diagnosed with a 5.5 cm ovarian cyst. Went for the C125 blood test and waiting to hear the results…Needless to say, I am petrified….scared to hear the C word….

  10. chris says:

    No matter what the CA results are, please do not put any type of blame or guilt on yourself regarding your choice. Honestly, there are a lot of pros and cons to keeping ones ovaries and it’s not an easy choice when facing a hysterectomy. I think we all make the best decisions we can at the time. I don’t blame you for being frightened. These situations create a great deal of fear and stress. No one wants to get a cancer diagnosis. Try to remain positive and keep in mind… Most of the time ovarian cysts are not cancer, so let’s take that stand until your results are in. I’m praying your results will be normal. Please let me know your CA125 results, until then, I’m holding you in my highest thoughts of love.

  11. Sherri says:

    I spoke to Christine Farrell today and she told me how inspiring you are and she directed me to your website about some of the unhealthy things we put into our bodies and surround ourselves with. I have breast cancer and will be having a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction in 2 weeks. My 28 year old daughter is recovering from thyroid cancer. We have begun eating a more plant-based diet and becoming more aware of the ingredients in the products we use. Thank you for the information you have provided.

  12. chris says:

    Hi Sherri,
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I’m so sorry to hear how cancer has struck both you and your daughter. It seems cancer is running rampant in this country. I have had my share for sure. I can relate to you, as I have a BRCA1 mutation which puts me at a very high risk for both breast and ovarian cancer. One of the main things we can do for ourselves and our families is to avoid GMOs completely. Genetically modified foods stimulate tumor growth at incredible rates. Please take a little time to research these foods so you can avoid them all. I eat only organic because it’s the only way we have of avoiding GMOs in this country. Even if you don’t eat everything organic, be sure to eat organic when the food is a GMO. For example: eat only organic corn, soy, sugar. These are huge GMO crops in this country. Take a little time to research the complete list of GMO foods to avoid. This will go a long way is controlling tumor growth. I avoid all chemicals as much as possible. In my cleaning products, detergents, cosmetics, body products and so on. Read labels. If it’s from the grocery store and the label lists things that you don’t recognize as food, then it’s NOT FOOD. Avoid it. There’s so much more to tell that can help you recover and put an end to cancer once and for all… but I can’t go into it all in this reply. We can always talk on the phone if you’d like. Christine has my number. I look forward to hearing more from you after surgery. Until then, I’m holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, light and healing my friend…

  13. Roberta Sand says:

    Enjoyed your book and am following it to the best of my ability. Diagnosed in APril, 2009, stage 3C, I am in 6th treatment regimen with Gemzar only. Have participated in 3 clinical trials; one in New York City last year. I am platinum resistant.
    One bright thing recently happened; CA 125 decreased from 300 to 165 in one cycle. Hasn’t done that in 3 years. Hopefully that will continue. Will continue to follow your ideas and others. I’m careful about GMO’s; eat mostly organic, etc.
    Thanks for writing the book.
    sincerely,

    Roberta Sand RN,BSN, MSA

  14. chris says:

    Hi Roberta,
    That is good news hearing your CA numbers are coming down. You’ve been at this for a long time now, it’s about time you got some good news. Please stay in touch and let me know how you’re progressing. You are in my prayers and highest thoughts of healing.

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