What do you think about the Title?

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Re: What do you think about the Title?

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People are fighting cancer right now at this moment. I lost two aunts within the same year 3 months apart, it was hard seeing them both in coffins lying motionless. The title of the book means a lot, it screams hope, determination and motivation for all us to stay strong and eat healthy.
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I think the title is a bit too much of a click-bait. REminds me too much of media articles all claiming the cure was found.
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I wasn't drawn to the title either. I feel like the phrase "winning the war on..(anything)" is overused in the media and feels a bit generic despite the interesting story. Although the title could be improved upon, the suggestion of effective cancer treatments outside of what big pharma offers, is something that I can align with.
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I thought the title was very intriguing. Cancer is something that affects many people around the world, and it's something that everyone can relate to in some way. The title makes you think of Cancer together with hope, which is in many cases rare. It definitely made me want to pick up the book and check it out.
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While I get that the author was trying to be positive and supportive, I think the title might be too hopeful. As it is, there is no definitive "winning" against cancer. A lot of it is just medicating and crossing your fingers. It wouldn't necessarily make me think the author was making a poor choice or doing anything offensive, and I wouldn't be so upset with it as to not read it. I've had a lot of friends and family who've been diagnosed with cancer, and lost some of them, too. I think it's nice to give people hope, and to attempt to help change their mindsets, but at the end of the day a positive outlook and mental fortitude can only get you so far against something as aggressive as this disease.

The title is a nice sentiment, but it's a little much.
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The title makes it sound like they found the catch all cure for cancer. The fact that the book only talks about a method that has varying outcome makes the title untruthful at the very least. I can see how it could give false hope to cancer patients and their families that have to deal with this horrible disease.
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Long and immodest. Definitely a click-bait title.
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i think that the author gave a strong title..it directly tells me what the book is about
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I like the title. I don't think it is meat to give false hopes but at the same time I see how it can. It is eye-catching and draws readers towards it. Cancer is a sensitive topic and any enlightening information should be appreciated.
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I have known many that suffered from cancer and have seen the affect it has on their loved ones. The title seems hopeful, we could all use it.
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The title is bold. It explicitly states that Beljanski is very confident that the methods explored have some success. It's hopeful and positive against the seemingly invincible atmosphere merely the word 'cancer' invites.

I totally understand where you're coming from, however, as it makes something very tragic seem extremely easy to overcome, when you have firsthand experience that it's not.
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The title has got the potential to build up a sense of hope both in cancer patients as well as the other readers. Combating against cancers has become a timely issue since lots of people, including small children lose their lives daily because of this deadly disease. This fact itself enhances the value of the topic, as well.
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Personally, I think is ok, but there could have been a better title. In general, I don't like violent sounding titles such as killing candida, battling Alzheimers etc.

So many books and articles tell us to kill and destroy these illnesses, and battle with them...maybe they are battling with them but they could have a nicer more gentle way to articulate that
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I think the writer has chosen the perfect title for the book, beacause it attracts the attention of the readers, suppling a sense of positive hope for the cancer patients.
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Post by Grachi Chloe »

I think it's an interesting topic as it doesn't just light up the hopes of cancer patients and relatives but it springs up the urge to read this book especially in the minds of people who desires to know if it's possible to win war on cancer
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