• mental
  • Coué identified two types of self-suggestion: (i) the intentional, "reflective suggestion" made by deliberate and conscious effort, and (ii) the involuntary "spontaneous suggestion", that is a "natural phenomenon of our mental life … which takes place without conscious effort [and has its effect] with an intensity proportional to the keenness of [our] attention" (Baudouin, 1920, pp. 33-34). (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • The spontaneous regression and remission from cancer was defined by Everson and Cole in their 1966 book as "the partial or complete disappearance of a malignant tumour in the absence of all treatment, or in the presence of therapy which is considered inadequate to exert significant influence on neoplastic disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has long been assumed that spontaneous regressions, let alone cures, from cancer are rare phenomena, and that some forms of cancer are more prone to unexpected courses (melanoma, neuroblastoma, lymphoma) than others (carcinoma). (wikipedia.org)
  • In a carefully designed study on mammography it was found that 22% of all breast cancer cases underwent spontaneous regression. (wikipedia.org)
  • The spontaneous regression of cancer. (wikipedia.org)