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The Secrets of Spontaneous Cancer Remission

A Q&A with Kelly Turner, PhD, about cancer remission.

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You talk about not wanting to give false hope. But there's a lot to be said for just plain hope.

I agree that there's false hope and then there's real hope. It would be giving people false hope to say, "Do these nine things and you'll beat your cancer." At the moment, we don't have the research to back that up—though we are currently working on getting funding for a clinical trial, which is our next step. Yet what gives people real hope is that these radical remission survivors exist in the thousands. I'll get anywhere from three to five new cases a week submitted to our website. That's three to five more reasons to believe that even the grimmest diagnosis can be overcome. I get a lot of emails from people who say, "Thank you for the hope. Thank you for allowing me to believe that if Shin or John or Kathryn can beat the diagnosis that I was just given, then maybe I can do it, too." That's one happy, unforeseen benefit of my work. Because to give people hope, especially in the face of fear—that's a beautiful thing.

Kelly Turner is leading the workshop "Radical Remission: 9 Healing Factors to Change Your Life" at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, September 21–23.

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