Hi there! I’m Cortney. Wife to Kevin, mom to three amazing girls, and natural cancer survivor.

Since 2011, this has been my cozy place on the web to write about life during and after healing naturally from cancer. Here you will find the nitty-gritty about what an anticancer lifestyle and diet looks like. Whether it’s chugging giant vegetable smoothies, chopping colorful salads, pinching my nose to eat cancer-fighting concoctions, or shivering after wheatgrass shots– I hope you’ll join in!

Although my path to healing involved nontoxic therapies, I know that each person’s healing journey is unique. I want those stopping by here to know ALL of your options for cancer treatment and know that everyone can benefit from adopting an anticancer diet and lifestyle.

Whether you are preventing, taking a natural approach to healing cancer or are integrating conventional treatment, our diet and lifestyle choices matter and you have OPTIONS.

Each month I will typically write 1-3 new blog posts, and on quiet weeks you can chat with me on my Facebook and Twitter pages, or follow me on Instagram. I also have a YouTube Channel that will have videos…eventually. 🙂

Here Are Some of My Most Popular Posts to Get Started:

Questions to Ask Before Chemotherapy Begins

An Oncologist Questions Chemotherapy

My Natural Healing Story: How I Beat Cancer

Series: A Day in The Life on Alternative Cancer Treatment

39 Bizarre Ways You Know You’re Healing Cancer Naturally

Also, you can visit the START HERE page to find archives of all of my past posts by topic.

A Bit About My Cancer Story…

When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 at 26 years old, it was my husband Kevin who felt a deep unrest about me receiving 4 rounds of chemotherapy plus follow-up radiation for my stage 2 NLP Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

I however JUST WANTED IT OUT OF ME!!! (That was what I really said!) And because I am the recovering people-pleaser that I am, I had a hard time telling my oncologist that we didn’t so much agree with his treatment options. 

You can read the details of my story HERE and watch it HERE, but after freaking out for a few days, I eventually agreed to give a nontoxic, natural approach to my cancer a try for a three-month period while monitoring my cancer’s behavior carefully.

Long story very short, after 3 months on my nontoxic healing protocol my palpable cancer was almost completely gone to the touch. This was extremely encouraging and we moved forward, strengthening my protocol even more as we continued to learn more about additional natural therapies.

Four months into my nontoxic cancer treatment, I discovered that I was pregnant which of course brought plenty of new questions and changed the dynamic of my healing considerably. My oncologist, my husband and I both agreed that we would continue doing what we had been doing and three months after that I was declared in “clinical remission” and have remained cancer-free since. 

Everyday I am incredibly grateful. With AntiCancerMom I hope to help make life less overwhelming so that you will thrive during your healing journey and after. 

Cortney 🌻

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Corts.. I am so proud of you.. so impressed with you and SO proud to have you as one of my oldest and dearest. I count you among those in my life who have meant so much to me. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you, how much love I feel when I see you with your little one, and how proud I am for sharing with the world. I love you always and SO look forward to following your life for years to come!

  2. Small world! I wrote to you last week asking for a referral, and turns out your sister is my husbands nurse! It gives me chills, I just know this came from God. We would love to meet with you if that is a possibility or talk to you and pick your brain. Thank you again for your quick response, we are contacting the doctors you mentioned.

  3. Do you ever give consultations on alternatives to health insurance? I think I know which one I want to go with, but it would be good to get a second opinion.

    Thank you,


  4. Dear Cortney: I like your web site new name and various updates. You indeed have a very professional, yet personal site, with some great information and beautiful family! Thanks too, for hosting the Bill Henderson Protocol facebook site. You do a great service and tribute to Colonel Bill. Needless to say, he will be greatly missed. His Heavenly rewards should be immense, as many folks as he has helped world wide, and of course the facebook site you administer has greatly assisted his efforts. The Lord Himself will probably be Mr. Henderson’s next co-author! May the Good Lord Bless Both of You BIG! This is a personal e-mail message for you, but feel free to post if desired.

  5. Hello Cortney, I am a 27 year old male and am facing lymphoma. I am very scared and confused. I really don’t want to do chemo or radiation or even surgery!! I don’t have my support right now and its making me feel very crazy. There are so many options for alternative treatment but I can’t feel confident about any of them. I guess I am looking for reassurance that if I go for it I can beat this using only alternative treatments. I have a girlfriend that I have been with for 8 years and love so deeply I can’t bare not having a long life with her. I have been secretly very suicidal and discouraged. It lead me to not eating because I was frozen by the fear that I won’t make the choices. Yesterday I literally passes out and felt very close to death because of this. I am begging you to please help me get going in the right direction. I have been a vegan for the last 7 years and raw is not a problem. I would eat dog**** a hundreds times a day just to spend more time with my significant other. Any help or direction would be very appreciated. I know you don’t have time to coach everyone but I feel as though without direction I will probably kill myself. It scares me that I feel this way.

      • Bryan, please don’t do anything rash. There is always hope and tomorrow and God. If you know Him you know that and if you don’t I can honestly say I don’t know how people ever make it through these situations without knowing Him. Please find a support group of Godly people where you are and first put that at the forefront of your healing. When you have Him and can fully put your trust in Him, the rest is so much easier to handle. It ‘s not easy, just easier to handle. I’ll be praying for you. I hope since this last post you are doing OK.

  6. Hi…,I happened upon your site while looking for a medi share-type dental plan, if one even exists. If you find one would you please let me know? In the few minutes I’ve had to review your site, I’m already blessed. I look forward to reading more. Thank you and may God bless You, your family and your efforts.

  7. Aloha Cortney,

    I am a cancer survivor, nutritional health coach, and cancer patient advocate. I have just published a new book on some important alternative cancer treatments titled Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer, (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KEGLZY4).

    Looking at your web information, I believe we have much in common as to how we approach cancer. Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer applies to most forms of cancer, whereas my original book Release Prostate Cancer Now! is specific to the cancer I am facing.

    I believe the more we do to help others understand alternative cancer treatment options are possible, the sooner we will see change and the more lives will be saved. If I email you a copy of my new book in epub and mobi format, would you be willing to read it and provide your review of the book on Amazon.com?

    As you know, book reviews will greatly help with more people receiving this important information.

    Please email me to let me know I can send you a copy of the book. Thank you for your consideration and help. Working together we can make a difference.

    Steve Warren
    PS. I would also be willing to send anyone else a copy now, and will be doing a free distribution of the book on Amazon soon.

  8. Courtney, hi I’m Linda. I have non-hodgkins lymphoma, round 2. Guess I didn’t learn anything after the first time. I am try a completely different approach this time and I need someone to ask questions as they keep coming up. I would like you to be my helper because others have different kinds of cancer. Right now I am just overwhelmed with all the info and how many days I have spent trying to muddle through everything. Just made my first 64 oz green kick butt smoothie and I didn’t have everything so I used what I did have. I couldn’t figure out what dulse was then I looked it up with kelp and found the answer. I did buy some kombu and was wondering how to use it in place of the others. Can I just put it right in the smoothie without being boiled or anything. My other question is the broccoli, seems awful to throw away the stalks. Can they be used as broccoli in smoothies or just throw them away and stick with the florets? I’m sorry to do this to you but I hope you can help. Thank you so much and I love your story and I love your site. God Bless You

    • Hi Linda, be gentle with yourself. This cancer stuff isn’t as easy as some people make it out to be. And for some reason it just goes easier for some than others. I can help as much as I can. My blog is full of my thoughts over the last 6 years. Yes- for the smoothie you can use pretty much anything. Don’t go too extreme at first if you don’t want to. Might be good to ease into some of the more challenging veggies. You can use all of the broccoli! I usually juice the stalk and use the florets for my smoothies. Hugs to you! -Cortney

  9. You’re so inspiring! I tried searching your blog but couldn’t find what water filtration system you recommend. Thanks!

  10. Dear Cortney.
    I hope you see this soon. My son was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I shared with him the option of defeating this disease with a complete lifestyle change to healthy anti-cancer eating and exercise. I found you through Chrisbeatcancer. My son had a question for you. He was wondering about once you had started this journey, how long was it before you saw a noticeable reduction in lymph node swelling?

  11. So glad to have stumbled upon your site Cortney. My name is Avinoam Lerner and I’m a practitioner in the field of Complementary Medicine with specialty in Cancer recovery and the author of The New Cancer Paradigm.

    You can watch my TEDx talk on: The Missing Element in Cancer Recovery at: http://avinoamlerner.com/avinoam-media-page/

    if this interest you, send me a note and we can set up a time to chat.

  12. Hi Cortney!

    Your story is amazing. WOW! I am so happy for you.

    I recently launched a site– NutmegAspirin.com. We are on a mission to help everyone “feel, get and be better” by crowdsourcing personal stories/experiences and triumphs. All our content is user generated. The intention is to bring together all these amazing stories and document what works in the world of alternative medicine. And by your sharing what works for you, others can discover what might work for them. So many have no idea options exist. We want to change that.

    And for bloggers and advocates like you, think of us as another platform to get your message out and direct traffic to your site. When you post, we share what you write in our newsletter and across social media.

    Sharing is so easy! I hope you will check us out and contribute to our ever growing list of possibilities for healing.

    Thanks so much.

    Mara Landis

  13. Your site is amazing. Are there additional specific programs and/or direction you would steer for multiple myeloma, particularly in the Atlanta or southeast area?

  14. Thank you for your helpful post which compares the three most popular Christian healthcare sharing ministries. I’d like to point out just one correction. With Christian Healthcare Ministries, the $500 deductible is per incident rather than per year. So if there are multiple incidents per year that are each less than $500, they will all be paid out of pocket. If, however, an incident exceeds $500, it is eligible for sharing in it’s entirety, including the first $500. Again, thank you for your post.