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Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds [Kindle Edition]

Kelly A. Turner PhD
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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.

Editorial Reviews


An important book for all cancer patients. Radical Remission is filled with hope, science and possibilities. (Kris Carr, New York Times bestselling author)

Never before has anyone with Dr. Turner’s credentials dared to research the million dollar question: why do some patients get better from seemingly “incurable” illnesses? Dr. Turner has uncovered the holy grail those who want to optimize their chances for cure have been seeking. Bravo, Dr. Turner! (Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine & host of the National Public Television special Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine)

This book is filled with important information for everyone, whether struggling with cancer or not. She is giving the world a gift at such an important time as so many are feeling like they can’t take their lives into their own hands. Kelly empowers us all to do exactly that. (Colleen Saidman, cofounder and codirector of Yoga Shanti)

Kelly Turner delivers the message people addressing cancer -- or seeking to prevent it -- need to hear. Turner’s book gives you the support you need -- from science, tradition, and common sense -- to make powerful lifestyle changes that will tip the scales in your favor. (Pamela Miles)

Radical Remission is a treasure trove of BIG TRUTH about the incredible healing power available to each and every one of us!” (Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the ,New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause)

Radical Remission shows how we can shift the odds of remission in our favor. What I like most about this book is balance. Turner does not ask anyone to abandon conventional therapy, but instructs us on how to add healing factors that are often overlooked.” (Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters)

Radical Remission is a personal and deeply moving exploration of the power of the human spirit and innate wisdom of the body to overcome catastrophic illness. Persons with cancer and their families and friends will find it especially helpful. (Andrew Weil, M.D.)

Kelly Turner is studying phenomena that is the very research and story sharing that will step us forward into solving the cancer plague. Kelly Turner writes as an accomplished scientist and as a compassionate human being to inspire us to question deeply the roots of our illnesses. (Rodney Yee, author of Moving Toward Balance)

From the Back Cover

Discover the nine keys that can unlock your pathway to dramatic healing.

Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher and psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology, gives the reader the results of her research on over a thousand cases of Radical Remission—people who have defied a serious or even terminal cancer diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease. The results of this study, which focused on seventy-five factors, include astounding insights of the nine key factors that Dr. Turner found among nearly every Radical Remission survivor she has studied and an explanation of how the reader can put these practices to work in his or her own life.

Every chapter of Radical Remission includes dramatic stories of survivors' journeys back to wellness. The realization that the possibilities for healing are more abundant than we had previously known gives people concrete ways to defy the overwhelming prognosis of terminal cancer. This is a book for those who are in the midst of receiving conventional cancer treatment, who are looking for other options because that treatment has done all that it can, or who seemingly have no options left but still feel that the future holds the possibility of hope.

Kelly Turner's Radical Remission shows that it is possible to triumph over cancer, even in situations that seem hopeless. Encompassing diet, stress, emotions, spirituality, and other factors that profoundly affect our health and well-being, Turner's discussion of how our choices can cause the seemingly miraculous to happen will open your eyes to what is possible when it comes to lasting healing.

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239 of 243 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very important book and a very important mission March 21, 2014
As the author of the book "The Doctor Who Cures Cancer," I believe "Radical Remissions is a big step forward towards creating critical mass.

Turner points out in her book that not one doctor she asked who had personally witnessed a Radical Remission had tried to publish the case as a classic case study. She also points out that there are over 1,000 reports of "spontaneous remissions" that have been reported in the medical literature, but that they weren't being pursued by researchers as to the commonalities among them. Turner has done that!

She asked the right questions, "Why did each of these people experience a spontaneous remission? What it spontaneous or was it something they did?" She found out that their remissions were due to something they did.

Turner also highlights how it is by focusing on the anomalies that new discoveries are made. Whether it be Dr. Revici's discoveries, the discovery of penicillin, etc, it is almost always in the exceptional case where the discovery is made.

The book then goes forth to expand on the 9 biggest commonalities that she uncovered so that cancer patients can try them for themselves.

Turner continues to collect more cases to help verify her findings. In her book, she calls her findings a hypothesis. She wants to see more attention devoted to her data to confirm and expand her findings.

We can be sure that the cancer industry will close ranks and not follow through on Turner's goal just as they have for the past 100 years. But the book and her continued mission is a GIGANTIC step towards greater awareness about the real ways to cure cancer.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
As someone who is always interested in alternative remedies outside of medicine, I purchased this book in hopes to learn more about the subject. The book was so much more than I expected in that not only was it well researched, but was written in such a way that it did not feel like an academic reading. Highly recommend.
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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasury of Inspiration March 18, 2014
RADICAL REMISSION shows that true healing often involves more than medical treatments.
Kelly Turner shows that transformation of the mind, the heart, the emotions, nutrition
and relationships are also essential. Her book contains a treasury of inspiring stories
and clear analysis, showing that inner transformation can produce positive changes
leading to true healing for body, mind and spirit. Recommended for all readers interested
in personal growth and development, not just cancer patients!
(Sarto Schickel, Author of Cancer Healing Odyssey)
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A DEFINITE READ FOR THOSE GOING THROUGH CANCER March 21, 2014
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I was diagnosed at 39 with stage IV, ER/PR+, HER2/neu - breast cancer which was found through a bone biopsy of my T5 vertebra. Though I did some western medicine treatments (lumpectomy, radiation to T5, complete hysterectomy, drug to strengthen my bones, and antihormone therapy, I also incorportated a lot of natural means to my healing. I am happy to say I have been in complete remission since May 2013! When I started reading this book, I was amazed at the 9 common things radical remssion survivors were doing because I was, and still am, doing the SAME things! This is a must read for anyone touched by cancer because we don't have to stay narrow minded to western medicine and endure all of the damage and side effects that go along with western treatment. I appreciate Dr. Turner for her research and this book because now those of us that are doing things against the "norm" are being heard and there is proof that you can fight cancer without chemotherapy and/or surgery or you can adopt other ways with minimal western treatment as I did.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Medicine often fails cancer patients March 21, 2014
This book confirms my belief that Western medicine totally misses the mark when it comes to cancer treatment. Surgery and chemical/nuclear warfare destroy your immune system which is probably contributing to a cancer patient's death. In trying to "kill" the cancer, they hope that the patient survives. Enhancing the immune system to do it's natural function makes much more sense. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical companies fund the research which is geared towards selling chemo drugs at $50,000 per dose. I hope Dr. Turner's hypothesis leads to a more humane, less costly and less toxic approach to cancer.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book even for people without cancer March 19, 2014
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I am intrigued by the idea of self healing so was excited to read this book. Radical Remission is even better than I hoped. The years of research as well as first person stories about people who have recovered from even terminal diagnoses put forth by Dr. Turner make for a compelling read about not only healing, but what we put in our bodies, the mind/body connection, alternative healing modalities, and ultimately the power of taking your health into your own hands. A fantastic book, highly recommended!
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Radical remission from cancer by natural means really does happen, and this highly readable book is filled with fascinating stories and convincing, science-based evidence that reveals how that may be possible. Kelly Turner interviewed over 100 survivors and studied over 1000 cases of those who have accomplished this amazing feat, and she reveals the 9 key healing factors they had in common. This information is not only valuable for those who have cancer, or know someone who does, but it's also useful for preventing cancer in the first place. I highly recommend this important and inspiring book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hghly readable & Inspiring
Having worked with cancer patients over the years this is the book I've been waiting for! It addresses THE QUESTION: why do some survive and not others? Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was amazed at how many of the examples in the book ...
As a stage 4 appendix Cancer survivor, this book offers hope and real opportunities for miracles! Alternative healing modalities were blended with Western medicine throughout my... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Caryn Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating, moving book substantiated by scientific research
Very inspiring book. It gives hope and strength to follow your intuition, to change your habits, to look for the better, to seek a deep connection with the higher self. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Natalia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is must-have book for cancer patients, or the families or friends of cancer patients.
Published 15 days ago by carole metcalf
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring.
Love it. Fighting cancer myself. Highly recommend this book . Very inspiring .
Published 19 days ago by Aly Walsh
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Published 23 days ago by Catherine Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars encouagement for all
As a physician, I was awestruck by this courageous scientific author's willingness to foray into an area that defies classical scientific mathematical scrutiny. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Dr. Steve Dudley
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely covered the most important points...
I was excited to find that I had met one of the cancer thrivers that she wrote about...the only person who told me that he sent love to his cancer. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Fe Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, good, good...
An extremely positive read if you are dealing with this matter. I'd like to buy it for everyone that is and shout it from the rooftops. Read more
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More About the Author

Dr. Kelly Turner, PhD 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 wherever books and e-books are sold. Dr. Turner has a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. When she's not studying incredible cases of healing, you'll find her either cozying up in Brooklyn with her family, waterskiing, or screenwriting. For more information, please visit

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