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The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
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Sushan wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm This topic is related to the philosophical book for the month of July Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski

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The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
Well, since "cancer" is not a single problem, acting like it is, which the title does, is either deliberately misleading to laypersons or a signal that the author is out of their depth.
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LuckyR wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:17 am
Sushan wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm This topic is related to the philosophical book for the month of July Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski

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The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
Well, since "cancer" is not a single problem, acting like it is, which the title does, is either deliberately misleading to laypersons or a signal that the author is out of their depth.
Cancer or any other illness is not a single problem. Along with the medical part there comes the financial, social and many other associated issues with almost all illness. None of the doctors or any other healers can accept each and every aspect of an illness. So I do not think that this author deliberately implied that cancer is a single problem, but she has talked about the area that a doctor can and should help to a patient who is suffering from cancer.
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LuckyR wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:17 am
Sushan wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm This topic is related to the philosophical book for the month of July Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski

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The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
Well, since "cancer" is not a single problem, acting like it is, which the title does, is either deliberately misleading to laypersons or a signal that the author is out of their depth.
Did you read the book?

I read the book, and I don't think the title is misleading. Based on my reading of the book, I don't think the author is out of her depths.
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Scott wrote: July 4th, 2021, 7:48 pm
LuckyR wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:17 am
Sushan wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm This topic is related to the philosophical book for the month of July Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski

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The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
Well, since "cancer" is not a single problem, acting like it is, which the title does, is either deliberately misleading to laypersons or a signal that the author is out of their depth.
Did you read the book?

I read the book, and I don't think the title is misleading. Based on my reading of the book, I don't think the author is out of her depths.
I too do not think the author wanted to mislead her audience as she is presenting many evidence to show the success of these medication and the treatment methods. But I think it is too optimistic and the word 'winning' is used as a marketing strategy, as marketing her father's medicines and her organization could have been a side quest when writing this book. I think it is fair to say the title is catchy and cheering.
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Sushan wrote: July 4th, 2021, 4:46 am
LuckyR wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:17 am
Sushan wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm This topic is related to the philosophical book for the month of July Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski

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The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
Well, since "cancer" is not a single problem, acting like it is, which the title does, is either deliberately misleading to laypersons or a signal that the author is out of their depth.
Cancer or any other illness is not a single problem. Along with the medical part there comes the financial, social and many other associated issues with almost all illness. None of the doctors or any other healers can accept each and every aspect of an illness. So I do not think that this author deliberately implied that cancer is a single problem, but she has talked about the area that a doctor can and should help to a patient who is suffering from cancer.
Well, I don't disagree that the purpose of a title of a book is to attract attention. Thus perhaps this thread is inviting unwarranted criticism. I don't mind dialing back my previous comment.
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LuckyR wrote: July 5th, 2021, 2:31 am
Sushan wrote: July 4th, 2021, 4:46 am
LuckyR wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:17 am
Sushan wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm This topic is related to the philosophical book for the month of July Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski

https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelv ... ?id=264811


The title says 'winning the war'. I think the author has used this either because she is very optimistic or to emphasize the importance and reliability of the protocols that she suggests to treat cancer.

But to those who are at last stages of cancer or for those who have already lost their loved ones due to cancer, this title may seem like a false hope.

What do you think about that? Do you feel the same or do you think that this title is quite okay, or even one of the best titles?
Well, since "cancer" is not a single problem, acting like it is, which the title does, is either deliberately misleading to laypersons or a signal that the author is out of their depth.
Cancer or any other illness is not a single problem. Along with the medical part there comes the financial, social and many other associated issues with almost all illness. None of the doctors or any other healers can accept each and every aspect of an illness. So I do not think that this author deliberately implied that cancer is a single problem, but she has talked about the area that a doctor can and should help to a patient who is suffering from cancer.
Well, I don't disagree that the purpose of a title of a book is to attract attention. Thus perhaps this thread is inviting unwarranted criticism. I don't mind dialing back my previous comment.
One of the purposes of a book title is to attract an audience, but that is not the only thing and it is not said that it is okay to attract the audience even by lying. So if the author has utterly mislead the audience it is not good. Seemingly this author is on the middle. She has not mislead the audience, but at the same time there is a possibility to a reader to get false hopes regarding total cure for any cancer.

And criticism is a good thing to generate new ideas and identify new ways to look at the same subject matter.
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