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Post by ashraf9349 » 27 Jan 2019, 16:57

I think the title of this book is very catchy and draws the reader's attention. I worry that the title may give false hope to those affected by cancer.

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Post by Cheermom003 » 27 Jan 2019, 18:15

To me the title means they hope they will overcome from the Demon (cancer). Hoping that everything will go back to how it was before they got diagnosed

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Post by mamilla93 » 27 Jan 2019, 19:17

I like the title. I don't think it means that we won the battle, but the process of battle, like looking at how far we have come in this war.

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Post by briellejee » 27 Jan 2019, 23:05

Sh3rlockian wrote: ↑
27 Jan 2019, 12:30
It's true. First impressions have a major impact, especially for readers and book titles. This title can be interpreted many different ways (as most titles will do), depending on your unique experience with cancer. I only hope that those fighting that terrible fight will be able to come out with a "win" of their own.
I do agree with you. I can see here a variety of impressions. I hope that too. Thanks for sharing your views! :tiphat:
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Post by briellejee » 27 Jan 2019, 23:07

Hturknett wrote: ↑
27 Jan 2019, 11:17
Personally, I think the title is very fair. As science and technology have progressed, we have been able to invent new ways to help those suffering with cancer. While it may still be a long, long battle ahead of us, we have made tremendous progress. It’s a slow win but I feel we are still winning.
I do see your point, however, that in the eyes of someone who has lost those they loved to cancer, it could be sort of mocking in a way. It is definitely something that should have been taken into consideration and possibly tweaked to drive the authors point across better.
Thank you for having an open mind in taking my point into consideration. There will always be pros and cons, always two sides of the coin. BUt i also agree that it's a slow win, progress is progress. We will get there someday :) :tiphat:
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Post by briellejee » 27 Jan 2019, 23:31

mamilla93 wrote: ↑
27 Jan 2019, 19:17
I like the title. I don't think it means that we won the battle, but the process of battle, like looking at how far we have come in this war.
That's a new and nice way to see it. Thanks for voicing this out! :tiphat:
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Post by BeatrixPotter » 28 Jan 2019, 16:57

The title seems to imply that a natural cure will be cause of winning the war on cancer. While great strides have been made recently in the war on cancer, most of the progress has been not been connected with a natural cure. So it may be misleading to readers in that respect.
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Post by kristenb » 28 Jan 2019, 19:41

I think the title gives people hope as well as grabbing their attention. Unfortunately, cancer is so common now a days, I believe people will look for hope.

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Post by Book lover 1017 » 28 Jan 2019, 23:12

I think it’s a good title because it tells you what the book is about and to see how the book is

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Post by Mr Justin » 29 Jan 2019, 06:06

After reading the Book, the title “Winning war on Cancer” was not appropriate as it give false hopes of the still ranging war on the deadly disease. The ideal title would have been: “War on Cancer. “

The author, whose father was a biologist who made great strides in tackling the deadly disease, wrote the book based on her biological father’s work . In short, Sylvie Belijanski’s objective of writing the book was to glorify her father’s great contribution to the raging war on cancer.

The book’s title is also deceptive and designed to attract more readers, and indeed the author achieved her objective.

In view of the foregoing, I would conclude that the title gives false hopes to the readers in times when not only many people are battling with the disease, researchers are working tireless hard to discover the cure, but also when the disease is at the peak of its devastating effects.

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Post by ChydeanmahE95 » 29 Jan 2019, 07:02

As someone who is very scared of being sick with cancer, I must say the title of the book makes me curious about how exactly the cancer battle will be won. Is there a cure that the author wishes to bring to our notice? Is it a marketing strategy?

The title definitely catches my attention.

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Post by akande » 29 Jan 2019, 09:32

I don't know anyone with cancer, but I see it on news and TV ; so I am quite aware of how merciless it is, how it has claim life of many.
So to me the title means people out there are not sleeping- I mean working on it. and it makes me want to know how far they have gone.

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Post by safah26121990 » 29 Jan 2019, 10:48

Cancer has been a loss to many. when I read the title at first, it gave me a sense of hope, but then I felt it was a little ridiculous, even insulting; thinking about all the people I've lost from cancer, and all the people still suffering from cancer. I think the title should be a tad more realistic; maybe, "An attempt to win the war on cancer" or something of the kind.

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Post by Stephp444 » 29 Jan 2019, 17:09

I don’t think it’s the meaning of the title that’s the problem, but instead it’s the wording which feels a bit awkward.

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Post by ashash2013 » 29 Jan 2019, 18:07

to me someone who has family members who some survived and some so lucky, the title " winning the war on cancer" sound like a good book. As to it might have more info about the topic.....

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