Crazy Sexy Cancer

In 2003, when I was a 31-year-old actress/photographer, I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Weeks later I began filming my story. Taking a seemingly tragic situation and turning it into a creative expression, I share my cancer documentary of survival with courage, strength and lots of humor.

With experimental treatment as my only option, I became determined to find answers where there were none. Traveling throughout the country interviewing experts in alternative medicine, I dove head first into a fascinating and often hilarious holistic world. Along the way, I met other vivacious young women determined to become survivors and included them in my cancer documentary. Their stories are as poignant and exciting as the women who tell them. As my journey progressed, I realized that healing is about truly living rather than fighting.

Crazy Sexy Cancer is more than a thought provoking documentary, it’s an attitude! It’s about rising to the challenge of life and turning lemons into champagne.

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Crazy Sexy Cancer Praise

A riveting new film.

Oprah Winfrey


The story of a woman who turned the camera on herself and became an example of the American spirit.

Katie Couric


Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Cancer will turn your world face forward so you can live every day like it’s your last, because one day, you’ll be right.

Mehmet Oz, M.D.


The experiences of author and filmmaker Kris Carr, who was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer, illustrates how successfully one can manage cancer as a chronic disease.

Scientific American


Crazy Sexy Cancer blends humor, daring, and candor in a guide for taking charge of your own well-being, even when the odds are stacked sky-high against you.

Whole Living Magazine


A must for anyone touched by the disease and anyone who fears it.

New York Post


Engaging … Carr is a bright screen presence.

The Boston Globe


Just finished watching Crazy Sexy Cancer. You are FANTASTIC, Kris. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Marisa Matsumoto


I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on November 9th. I am 32. I was freaking out and decided to go Christmas shopping with my hubby the next day. We were in the bookstore, and I was looking at fitness books, thinking, "How can I stay fit through this", and nestled into a corner in the wrong section was Crazy Sexy Cancer. Kris, this book has saved me. I finished it last week and just got your documentary and basically will be purchasing everything you have written... Most likely, [I] will have to go through 52 weeks of specialized HER2 chemo. I have brought this book to every appointment and have told all of my doctors and young women in the waiting room about you and your book. It should be required waiting room material and/or suggested to young patients. You have made an experience that seemed hopeless a journey for me. You have inspired me, and I will not get down about this. Thank you for writing this book. It was fate, and the universe put your book in front of me when I needed it most. I know that living with cancer, I will never be the same, but your book has made me realize that I can make something great happen out of this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jamie-Lynn Vroman