Survivor Stories

How Kathy Mydlach Bero Survived Stage IV Breast Cancer and Head & Neck Cancer

Kathy Bero was diagnosed with Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma) in 2005. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer, she was diagnosed with head and neck cancer!

Drug and radiation therapy ravaged her body and she eventually made a decision to walk away from conventional treatment, take control of her situation, and make radical changes to her diet and lifestyle, including eating anti-angiogenic foods, to support her body’s ability to heal.

During this time Kathy lost six friends and her father to cancer, but her commitment to hardcore anticancer nutrition and healing is the reason she defied the odds and got well!

Kathy has a phenomenal healing story and a lot of expertise on anti-cancer nutrition. I saw a local news story about her last year and I was like, “Yes! I’ve got to interview her!”

(It’s also on the Chris Beat Cancer podcast in iTunes, and Spotify)

Show Notes
-How a horse led Kathy to her cancer diagnosis [01:19]
-Maintaining a sense of humor amidst difficulty [05:29]
-Preemptively defending against inevitable recurrence [11:45]
-Anti-angiogeneis: How food fights cancer [13:00]
-Kathy’s cancer-fighting garden [16:16]
-Doctors’ irrational fears of vegetables [24:47]
-Kathy’s book writing journey [29:40]
-Her daughters healing experience at Outward Bound [32:19]
-Reiki therapy [36:47]
-Kathy’s non-diet diet [42:15]
-Working to reduce environmental pollution [52:12]
-Changing the world through education [57:13]
-On her friend Larry Mullen, Jr. [1:02:31]
-You are your own best advocate [1:11:17]

Connect with Kathy Bero:
E.A.T. – An Unconventional Decade in the Life of a Cancer Patient by Kathy Mydlach Bero

Additional links from the interview:
Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber
Foods to Fight Cancer by Richard Béliveau
Commonweal Cancer Retreat
Mastering Diabetes
Forest Bathing study
BerriHealth Black Raspberry Powder
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Integrative Medicine textbook by David Rakel
Harvard NEER Database “Network of Enigmatic Exceptional Responders”

If you would like to learn more about anti-angiogenic foods, watch my interview with Dr. William Li on Foods That Fight Cancer.

My new book Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally, published by Hay House, is a National Bestseller as ranked by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly! Get it on Amazon here, or anywhere books are sold.

I've interviewed over 60 people who've healed all types and stages of cancer. Check them out here. Or use the search bar to find survivors of specific cancer types.

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I was diagnosed with stage IIIc colon cancer in 2003. After surgery I opted-out of chemo and used nutrition and natural therapies to heal. Today I’m healthy, strong, and cancer-free! If you’d like to learn how to help yourself heal or prevent cancer, you’ve come to the right place!

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