Suzanne Somers, Cancer & Controversy
Musicians Dave Grohl, left, and LL Cool J take part in a panel discussion following the premiere of the documentary film "A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On," at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. The film features rare behind-the-scenes footage from this year's 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) / Chris Pizzello
In her new book, "Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who are Curing Cancer and How to Prevent Getting It," Somers shares what she describes as "groundbreaking and successful cancer prevention and care protocols incorporating chemo-free options that are available now."
Read an excerpt of Suzanne Somers' "Knockout."
Somers herself has stared cancer in the face -- including a shattering scare last November of "full-body cancer."
"For six days, six doctors confirmed I had inoperable cancer. I went into that valley of fear. I saw my death, it was horrible," Somers said.
Somers later learned she had been misdiagnosed. But, during the time Somers thought she had cancer, she spoke with several doctors and patients about their various treatments. She turned her research turned into a book about their responses, particularly the alternative treatments available for cancer patients.
The book has proven highly controversial, and she said she's been attacked by doctors for promoting treatments that avoid chemotherapy.
Click on the video below to see Somers address attacks on her book, in an interview with "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith.
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