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Radical Remission

Surviving against all the odds.

For her ground-breaking book Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds Dr Kelly Turner, PhD studied over 1000 cases of people who recovered from cancer against all odds. She found 10 key factors that most of these people used to get better:

  1. Radically changing your diet
  2. Taking control of your health
  3. Following your intuition
  4. Using herbs and supplements
  5. Releasing suppressed emotions
  6. Increasing positive emotions
  7. Embracing social support
  8. Deepening your spiritual connection
  9. Having strong reasons for living
  10. Daily physical exercise

What is Radical Remission (or spontaneous regression)?

This Review says the spontaneous healing of cancer is a phenomenon that has been observed for hundreds and thousands of years and after having been the subject of many controversies, it is now accepted as an indisputable fact.

The standard definition of spontaneous regression as “the partial or complete disappearance of a malignant tumor in the absence of treatment or in the presence of therapy considered inadequate to exert a significant influence on the disease” was composed by Dr. Tilden Everson and Dr. Warren Cole in the 1960s, with the further requirement that the original presence of cancer was proven by the microscopic examination of tissues. A review of past reports demonstrates that regression is usually associated with acute infections, fever, and immune-stimulation.

Some cancers spontaneously regress without intervention

This study looked at mammography screening in 229,256 Norwegian women (age 50-64 years).

Half of the women were invited for 3 rounds of screening over a six-year period.

The other half (the control group) were invited to undergo one screening at the end of a six-year period.

The study found that the cumulative incidence of invasive breast cancer was 22% higher in the screened group, leading the authors to conclude that some breast cancers detected by repeated mammographic screening would not persist to be detectable by a single mammogram at the end of 6 years. This raises the possibility that the natural course of some screen-detected invasive breast cancers is to spontaneously regress.


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