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I am not a cancer survivor, but my grandfather is. While I think these methods can be beneficial to some, I don't think it is the best option for all. My grandfather would have certainly not been alright if he did some of these things, purely for the shock it would have caused his body to change his every routine. But, that's just our opinion in our family and not anything based on scientific fact seeing as we wouldn't have wanted to experiment on my grandfather.
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one of my family died of breast cancer, we were all very sad! he has struggled with all his strength to be healed, but fate has said something else and we all have to accept it sincerely! Hopefully someday find the right medicine to cure breast cancer or all types of cancer!
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My husband suffered a bout of cancer in the past six months, and it has truly turned our lives upside down. I have suggested this book to him but he is resistant. Do any of you have suggestions of things I can say that might help him decide to pick it up?
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I am open to the idea of alternative therapies for cancer. As far as how cancer survivors feel about this book, I think that would depend on the individual. Some people are leery of alternative treatments and reluctant to trust them; others are open to trying whatever would benefit.

I have an aunt that survived breast cancer, and she is pretty much willing to explore any health care technique to keep her healthy and alive.
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cvetelina_yovcheva87 wrote: 02 Jan 2019, 02:01 I have lost two family members in the war with cancer. The topic is extremely important to me but, at the same time, it is quite sad.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost too many friends and family members to the disease. I hope and pray that a cure can be found someday.
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My dad died of non hodgkins lymphoma 18 years ago. He tried traditional chemotherapy but it was too late. I think the patient and family and doctor should discuss alternative as well as traditional methods pros and cons before they make a decision.
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Jdalba2018 wrote: 02 Jan 2019, 00:42 My father died as a result of badly treated cancer at the age of 68, in fact, I think he would be celebrating his 82nd birthday this wednesday if only he wouldn't have gone through quimotherapy and all the things they did to him.
I would definitely liked to have more information on alternative methods for treating cancer back then.
I know the question was for survivors but couldn't help expressing my point of view.

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Sorry for your loss. I think your comment highlights the value of having access to various information and treatment options.
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NL Hartje wrote: 11 Feb 2019, 17:02 My husband suffered a bout of cancer in the past six months, and it has truly turned our lives upside down. I have suggested this book to him but he is resistant. Do any of you have suggestions of things I can say that might help him decide to pick it up?
Having cancer is such a profound and personal experience. It is challenging to take in all of the information that comes at you and all of the decisions you need to make. I think suggesting some research on the full scope of cancer treatments (including non-traditional methods) is loving and supportive, but the decisions are tough and your husband may need to walk his own path through it. I'm sorry you are having to go through this. I wish you the best.
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sarahmarlowe wrote: 01 Jan 2019, 20:21 I am curious as to how cancer survivors react to this book. Do you feel like you are learning good information for health maintenance? Do you feel slighted because you would have liked to have known this information earlier? Do you feel attacked for sticking with mainstream treatments?
I am not a cancer patient or survivor, but I know someone fighting cancer. Any cancer patient who has tried several medical treatment would definitely be elated to try Sylvie's treatment considering the testimonies of others. I see no reason why a cancer survivor would feel attacked by this book.
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I would also be interested in hearing the opinions of a cancer survivor on the book!
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Bavithra M wrote: 02 Jan 2019, 00:47 Cancer survivors will really feel elated after reading this book. They will find this book very informative.
I am not a cancer survivor and none of my family members is. I believe that this is a sensitive book for cancer survivors, however, I agree that the information they gather from this book will alert them to what they did or didn't consider in the past and future recommendations.
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Although I am not a direct survivor of cancer, I can speak on behalf of my deceased mother. I wish we would have been able to read this book when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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I recommend reading this book to the cancer survivors. It is full of good information for them and they will enjoy reading it.
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Reading the review and comments here, I will certainly be picking this book up and reading. My boyfriend has just been diagnosed with skin cancer and both of us are in a state of shock and confusion about the future. Hopefully this book will be of interest and use to us.
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I'm certainly excited by the prospect of alternatives for cancer treatment out there, since I've had a family member who is unable to under chemo due to severe adverse reactions to being treated. Nonetheless, as said family member sadly didn't make it, I'm interest to hear from those who're more fortunate...
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