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Syövästä voi selviytyä – Yhdeksän polkua yllättävään paranemiseen

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Yhdeksän keinoa, jotka saattavat avata reitin hämmästyttävään parantumiseen

Kun perinteinen lääketiede on tehnyt kaikkensa syövän voittamiseksi, voi sairastuneella vielä olla toivoa paranemisesta. Tohtori Kelly A. Turner on haastatellut suurta joukkoa ihmisiä ympäri maailmaa ja kerännyt haastattelujen pohjalta yhdeksän kohdan listan keskeisistä paranemisen avaimista.

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Paperback, 364 pages
Published 2016 by Otava (first published March 18th 2014)
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Deirdre Vogel
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my chemo nurses recommended this book to me. Read after very-near fatal experince while on chemotherapy. I highly recommend this book.Traditional medicine does not have all the answers when it comes to cancer, even though I continue with traditional therapies I have found that many of the suggestions in this book have helped me deal with my diagnosis. I also have tried some of the alternative approaches that have slowed the progression of my dieease.
Alexandra Chauran
There's nothing "radical" about the advice in this book, but there are lots of nourishing stories and ideas. This book's title should have been "Let's Freak Out About Cancer... in 2015!" New revisions every year. It's kind of a handbook to what people do these days socio-spiritually to cope with all the sequelae of cancer and/or its treatment. It's fascinating in an anthropological sense, hearkening back to the Kellogg days of alternative health treatments for hysteria. I was struck not by how d ...more
David Alexander
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-twice
I have read this book twice in just a couple of weeks. This is a must read for any cancer patients or anyone with family or friends that have cancer. This is by far one of the best books I ever read. It includes inspiring stories of cancer patients, and it gives you detailed steps on how to beat cancer. The lessons in here were life changing, they create hope for all cancer patients to achieve a radical remission. The only thing I am mad about is that I didn't read this book sooner. The author i ...more
Angela
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: illness
While I very much enjoyed this book, I would have liked to know that there were objective differences between those who did and did not experience remission. This is really a book about how people make meaning of their unlikely survival. I am sure many people who don't experience remissions do similar things in an effort to prolong their survival. Therefore, it's still hard to know what the difference is between those who do and don't go into remission. What it due to the behaviors and practices ...more
Pamela
Apr 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nutrition, new-age, 2017
As a cancer conqueror, I was expecting a great read as I began this book! What could be more encouraging than learning from someone who had researched and talked to over a thousand radical survivors of cancer and asking what they had done to bring about those changes? I certainly wanted to hear what they had to say. The author noticed a pattern of nine factors that seemed pivotal in many of these accounts of healing. Of these nine factors, only two are physical things I could do- radically chang ...more
Lori Wilk
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to thank this author for writing this book and including so many examples of patients who have had radical remissions. This book came at a time we are helping a loved one suffering with 4th stage prostate cancer which has moved into his bones and spread.. it's been pretty emotionally painful and horrible to see the suffering that Cancer brings. We have been uplifted and inspired by this author and look forward to opportunities to see her at upcoming live events. I would like to interview ...more
Christina Jain
Oct 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This title is incredibly misleading. Turner is looking for shared traits among statistical anomalies, then leading you to believe (but never explicitly outlining) that following her suggestions would lead you to healing. She admits she has no scientific data to backup her claims, though she has plenty of anecdotes. It's a clear case of survivorship bias.

If she had stayed away from nutritional recommendations, many which I've found to be false based on Cochrane.org and reputable medical instituti
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Karen
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An inspiring and well-written book about people who have survived cancer, and some of the ways in which they have addressed their disease. Chapters include: Radically changing your diet; Taking control of your health; Following your intuition; Using herbs and supplements; Releasing suppressed emotions; Increasing positive emotions; Embracing social support; Deepening your spiritual connection; and Having strong reasons for living. It could have been called: a blueprint for living. Reccommended.
Huang
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
The book gives a very collective and comprehensive digest of hundreds of people recovered from cancer using alternative treatment. It is not exaggerating the importance of nonconventional treatment but objectively analyzed the common ways these recovered patient adopted. Each chapter is composed of a single key factor, underlying rationality or scientific proof, sounding examples and technics. It also incorporated some theory of Chinese medicine and other Asian or ancient perspective for healing ...more
Jenny
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a lot of great information pulled from many sources that would benefit cancer patients and I found myself highlighting many things I want to go back and read later. After interviewing so many patients Dr turner highlighted the 9 things that came up in each one of her interviews as helping the patient recover from cancer. That said, many of the case studies in each chapter rubbed me the wrong way and I skipped over a lot of them. It is a great book though to remind us the importance of ...more
Cathy
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is AWESOME. I recommend that anyone who either had/has or might get or know anyone with either cancer or any chronic disease read this. I feel that it validated some of my beliefs already. I would never advise anyone to skip western medical treatment but think that the principles in this book would help anyone with just about any diagnosis.
Andrea Kayne
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
I read this book while in active treatment for breast cancer and it was so inspirational and empowering. These are the tips and stories that I was looking for and not finding anywhere. I find the author's research so valuable and powerful. I highly recommend this book for anyone living with cancer or those looking to get one step ahead of the game.
Elizabeth Sadhu
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am still reading but this book should be required reading for everyone. Not just when you get cancer. I don't have cancer but I'm reading this because it was recommended by a friend who does. As far as I am concerned this book helps understand how to live. It was very confirming to me and the beliefs I have had for close to 50 years. It is about joy, connection, love, intuition, happy, belief.
Catherine Von Bargen
I feel like this book has some great ideas on how to holistically treat cancer and other diseases through diet, exercise, love, positivity and energy/other holistic methods. My mom liked it too. Her brother recommended that she read it and gifted it to her actually. That was nice of him.
Hannah
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the profoundest, most positive books I've ever read. Incredible. It was a brilliant idea to study the medical anomaly of radical cancer remissions and find the commonalities in the people who recovered. Different types of cancer have occurred in my immediate family and our questions were always why? why? why? Well here are all the answers. If any book comes close to explaining the meaning of life, this is it! This book also offers amazing insights into the prevention of cancer too ...more
Nichole Dinato
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: life-changing
Radical Remission was a book I wasn't overly interested in, despite a good friend telling me how great it was. For some reason, the cancer aspect didn't peak my curiosity, even though I am interested in alternative healing methods for cancer patients. Having finally read it, I can say this is an amazing book that is less about cancer, and more about natural healing and ways to "miraculously" heal your body that are not so mysterious after all.

If you are in any way interested in holistic living,
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Gail
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am happy to report that I do not have cancer. However, when I hear of a book that offers healing methods or suggestions for turning around something as intense as this disease, I always think that those things are probably good suggestions to help avoid it in the first place. I heard about this book through Kris Carr's website, where I saw an interview with the author, Kelly Turner. I was impressed by her and what she had to say, so I picked up the book. I found it a good read and full of insp ...more
Kristin Traylor
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an astonishing book!!! Well worth your time. The author, a medical researcher, notices that doctors will say that some patients experience remission from cancer, but they Never Follow Through - asking the patient what they did!!! So this author does ask, interviewing over 1,000 people who have experienced recovery from cancer though their doctors expected them to die. Each chapter describes one of the 9 factors that come up the most, with many engaging personal stories, and an in-depth a ...more
Erin
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
Oh, I really loved this! I found it to be so inspiring (and definitely shed some tears at some of these incredible stories.) When people see the impossible can be done (climb Mt. Everest, run a 4-minute mile), it's amazing to see how quickly others can then do "the impossible". Radical remission is possible, it just might FEEL impossible, but the more stories cancer survivors share, the more other people they have the ability to make changes themselves without having it controlled by a doctor. T ...more
Heidi Gorecki
Definitely an eat-the-fish-leave-the-bones book. As a 2 time cancer survivor, currently in remission, a friend recommended this book to me. I found the concepts really interesting and worth a lot of thought.

However, the book has a very clear bias towards TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and Eastern Mysticism/Energy healing. I will be the first to advocate for integrated and supplemental natural medicine but this went way beyond that.

The author states her background is in TCM, but as a book t
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Haya Dodokh
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've started to read the 1st chapter on the 29th of March with my mum while she was laying on the hopsital's bed waiting for her weekly blood transfusion.
Mum unexpectedly passed away the day after. And we didn't even finish the 1st chapter.
So .. it was really hard to grab it again, and it was very emotional to read. Specially that I've been struggling so much with the "what ifs". But I had to, because I know that many people are still fighting this horrible disease and they might need this boo
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Angela G. Gentile
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kelly Turner's research on people with cancer who have had "radical remissions" offers her beliefs on what the nine key factors are to achieving this state of health. These are: radically changing your diet; taking control of your health; following your intuition; using herbs and supplements; releasing suppressed emotions; increasing positive emotions; embracing social support; deepening your spiritual connection; and having strong reasons for living.

Each chapter highlights one of the nine key
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Steve
Sep 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book seeks to identify the factors at work for those who survive serious cancer diagnoses. Turner looked to those survivors to determine commonalities in their approaches. This strikes me as valuable work, but Turner started to make me wonder in the introduction, in which she states, “...no one was seriously investigating these cases”, which flew in the face of my experience reading Love, Medicine, and Miracles by Siegel and Getting Well Again by the Simontons many years ago. In the first c ...more
Dina
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
During my breast cancer treatment, the nutritionist at the cancer center recommended I read this book. It has taken me two years to finish it...not because it wasn't fascinating and helpful...but because reading it just reminded me of what I was or did go through. I've finished now, and as someone who is in remission, the book provides empowerment. There are things I can do to protect against recurrence instead of just worrying that cancer is lurking behind every corner.

Dr. Turner is a therapist
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Madison
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to start by saying that this was much better than I anticipated. To put it bluntly, it's not at all the hogwash that I expected. Instead it was well-written, balancing both personal stories and actual research studies to support the author's hypotheses. It wasn't a slog to get through, nor was it too focused on anecdotal evidence.

This book isn't going to cure you. What it will do is provided a series of actions you can take that have proven to be most common amongst radical remission pati
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Ken
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because of the unusual stories of healing. It reinforces to me that healing is available outside the bounds of traditional standard medicine. It is available sometimes without standard medicine at all.

God has built into a powerful forces in our bodies and minds for healing. I rated this book as. Four, because I think some of the dealers as well as survivors have a disintegrated worldview.At the same time though they accessed the power God has given them.

Whether a person believes
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Scott Vandervort
Empowerment, not miracles, cure cancer. That empowerment might come from practicing spirituality, a change in your diet, a strong will to live, or a half dozen other things that Kelly Turner talks about in her book, or, it might be something that you come up with entirely on your own. But overall, it’s what you can do rather than what’s done to you that is going to cure your cancer. Radical Remissions is an incredible read and offers in-depth, personal stories of cancer survivors who beat all od ...more
Mary Karpel-Jergic
Such an interesting subject - miraculous healing. It is true, that some people can heal when all medical hope is gone. However, how or why they heal is a complete mystery in many cases. How to examine such phenomena?

Kelly Turner made it her PhD topic and interviewed many survivors of cancer who had spontaneous remission. She established, through interviews, nine aspects common to all.

It is an inspirational topic and the subject is handled sensitively and hopefully. Strange things happen and radi
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Sheba Family
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medical
Whether you have cancer, another disease or are perfectly healthy, I believe the concepts in this book are so useful.

The author has studied 1500 cases of radical remission from cancer, and noted the 9 items that they all have in common. Each chapter is based on one of the 9 with real stories, then tips on how to incorporate that principle in your life. 9 Keys factors are ‘radically change your diet, taking control of your health, have strong reasons for living (not fighting), following your int
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Waseem
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic book. Although it was about cancer, I really believe the principles taught could be used to aid in putting any disease into remission - and a metaphor for tackling any kind of illness. After all if this could aid in fighting cancer, then anything else less life frightening should be a breeze. Brilliant book which really resonated with me and from self evident life experiences I’ve had with periods of health or illness - absolutely made sense in relation to what is taught in ...more
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Dr. Kelly Turner is a researcher, lecturer, and consultant in the field of integrative oncology. Her specialized research focus is the Radical Remission of cancer, which is a remission that occurs either in the absence of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. Her research is summarized in her upcoming book RADICAL REMISSION (HarperOne, March 18, 2014), available whereve ...more

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