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Show 955: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (Archive)

Spontaneous cancer remissions do happen, but doctors rarely study these rare cases. What do these unique cancer survivors have in common?
Show 955: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (Archive)
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What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious cancers? Doctors recognize that such remissions sometimes occur, but they rarely study them. The problem is that remissions are uncommon and unpredictable, and consequently difficult to study.

The Research

Psychotherapist Kelly Turner interviewed more than a thousand people who had undergone a documented radical remission of cancer. To her surprise, most of these people identified similar factors when asked to explain their unanticipated survival. What are the nine key factors that seem to make a big difference?

This Week’s Guest:

Kelly Turner, PhD, is a researcher and counselor in the field of integrative oncology. Her research focus is the radical remission of cancer. She is the founder of the Radical Remission Project, collecting stories of radical remission for further analysis.

Her book is Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors that Can Make a Difference. It is a New York Times best seller.

Her websites are: kelly-turner.com and www.RadicalRemission.com

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The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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