Radical Remission

Radical Remission

Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

Book - 2014
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In her New York Times bestseller, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer--even after conventional medicine has failed.

While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission--when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed.  She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases.  Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.

Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperOne,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062268754
0062268759
Branch Call Number: 616.994 TUR NVD
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 24 cm

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BIDIBID
Aug 09, 2017

It's good to read stories of hope however slight the odds. This book doesn't give you statistics, but statistics don't really help with hope anyway. A mental lift while struggling with a cancer diagnosis will help a patient engage with their own health work, rather than passively sitting back waiting for an oncologist to do what little they can.

In-depth analysis of top nine alternative healing therapies for cancer recovery, or for cancer avoidance. Written by a doctor, but this book is not supportive of the income-producing Western Medicine approach to fighting cancer. Great information here, with back up studies and data. But still, not for everyone. My friend in chemo will not read it.
~Rose

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crsjain
Oct 15, 2015

Title is misleading. Turner is looking for shared traits among statistical anomalies, then purporting that following these behaviors would lead you to healing. It's a clear case of survivorship bias. I wish she had stayed away from the nutritional recommendations (many which I've found to be false based on Cochrane.org and reputable medical institutions) and just stuck with her suggestions of alternative therapies.

That said, she does present "inspiring" stories of survivors which some may find uplifting.

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donovann
Feb 13, 2015

An inspirational book with stories of beating the odds. In Seattle we have a tremendous amount of complementary treatments available which align to to any of the practices in the book. The author suggests using conventional therapy and then tapping into these other approaches as well.

I bought a copy so I can refer to it when worries about my cancer coming back get too strong. It is good to have this alternate perspective on disease.

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